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Student Wellbeing

We have a comprehensive student support system in place at West Hill School.

Our pastoral system has a variety of highly skilled staff: 

  • Heads of Year
  • Form Tutor
  • Behaviour Intervention Manager 
  • Behaviour Mentors
  • Learning Support Team 
  • Emotional Health Officer

Our pastoral team can identify and direct individual support via our robust in-house support services, and most issues and concerns can be addressed directly by school. Our boys are made aware of our in-house and external support services via our IDP curriculum and the pastoral team themselves.

Support offered at school is confidential unless deemed as a safeguarding risk. 

In addition, the services below can offer mental health support should it be required.

Helpline Numbers and Websites:

Anthony Seddon Trust: 0161 376 4439
Offers support for bereavement and loss

Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Support service to help control anxiety

Beat: 0808 801 0711
Offers support for eating disorders

Branching Out: 0161 672 9420
Offers counselling support relating to drugs and alcohol

Offers online counselling support for 11-25yrs old

LGBTQ+ Out Loud: 0161 342 2345, 07971 599 414
Offers counselling support for people within the LGBTQ community

Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Mental Health Support

NHS Every Mind Matters
Mental Health Support

NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111
Offers 1:1 child/young person’s telephone counselling

PAPYRUS: 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri: 10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
Prevention of young suicide

Samaritans: 116 123
Offers telephone counselling

The Cyber Helpline
Free, expert help for victims of cybercrime & online harm

TOG Mind – The Hive: 0161 330 9223
Offers support for young people with access to different activities supporting your Mental Health

You Think: 0161 342 5672
Offers Sexual Health and Relationship Advice

For more information: Speak to Mrs Taylor (Emotional Health Officer/School Counsellor)