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Welcome to our dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Page.


On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.

As a school we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area. We are proud to announce we now have four members of staff who are now accredited in Youth Mental Health First Aid. We are also working towards a Wellbeing award, which will demonstrate how wellbeing and mental health in our pupils, staff and parents are at the forefront of our school's vision of leading a mentally healthy school.


Click on the blue headings for more information on that particular service.


If you would like to talk to one of our mental health first aiders, Mr Holmes, Mrs Foster, Mrs Marrison and Mrs George please call the school office to book an appointment.

We did it! Abbots Hall has achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) 2019-2022!


It's taken a year of hard work and determination. A clear focus from the pupils, parents and staff involved but together we have made the changes needed to ensure that we prioritise support for our community's health and well-being.

The Wellbeing Working Group that led this process involved pupils, staff and governors.

This group met with other children, parents and staff - listening to their challenges around developing and maintaining positive mental health. Following these conversations, the team used this information to not only evaluate the work of the school but to enhance it further to make sure we are doing our utmost to care for our school community well-being.


Please click below to view the report.



We All Have Mental Health

What are the 5 Ways to Wellbeing?

This video was designed by Rochdale council.
We asked Rochdale teenagers to work with animation company Kilogramme and make a short film about what the 5 Ways to Wellbeing mean to them, using their lives and their ideas. This is the result.


Essex Emotional and Wellbeing Mental Information Portal For Schools

Welcome to the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Information Portal for schools.

This Information portal is designed to support you in finding online material and content in supporting children and young people in educational settings.


Thurrock MIND

We are a mental health charity founded in 1980, and since then have been developing and delivering high quality services with, and for, people with a mental health problem living in Thurrock.

We are affiliated to Mind and work in partnership with Thurrock Council, Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group, our NHS providers and other local voluntary, community and faith groups.

We want to make sure that everyone who experiences difficulties with their mental health gets the respect and support they need, at the time they need it and for people who are likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.

We provide a range of services together with information and advice on mental health problems.


Inclusion Thurrock

A psychological therapy service and Recovery College. Inclusion Thurrock offers a simple gateway for those wanting to access talking


Young Minds
YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


Advice on depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm


YoungMinds Parents Helpline
0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri)

We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.


Papyrus-is the UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide.

CALL: 0800 068 41 41 TEXT: 0778 620 9697



Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Eating disorder advice

Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults
0345 634 1414 - . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email:
Under 25s.
0345 634 7650 - (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email:
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.

Addiction advice


0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day
live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 - Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back.



Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.


Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.



Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.



Telephone: 0800 1111

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.




Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.

If you're a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Directand the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.




Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.



XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Please click on this link if you wish to be directed to Kooth.


Colorfy is a lovely colouring mindfulness app that first started off in print version. Based in science of creativity and how colouring can create a feeling of flow that is associated with a meditative state. It is beautiful, and just looking at the lovely colours made me feel happy. You can paint from pre-loaded templates or even create your own.


The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.