Remember, it’s good to talk.

If you are worried about your own or a friend’s mental health, talk to any member of staff. As the old saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved and often, talking alone can help.

However, at times when further help is needed, we can discuss routes of additional support and the other services available that might be able to help.

We also have a range of school-based support which is available to all scholars including the school nurse, counselling, and coaching based group work.

To find out more about what we can do to support you at Brook Mead Academy or to get some advice or support, please see Mrs Aylmer or your Assistant Head of Year. You can also look at our mental health display board (at the bottom of B block), email us at [email protected] or post us a postcard in our “need to talk” post box (situated next to the library returns box).

Text support – Chat Health Text 07520  615 381 to talk to a member of the school nurse team.
Text support – SHOUT Text 85258 to get free, confidential mental health support.
Online support – Health For Teens A one stop resource which features bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics, from healthy eating and body image to managing stress and advice on relationships, puberty and sexuality.

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Online support – KOOTH counselling Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.

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Online Support – Young Minds Young Minds is a Charity that offers support and raises awareness of young people’s mental health. They have information on a range of mental health conditions and experiences of young people accessing mental health services. They offer Parent helpline and training for other professionals to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness in young people.Website –
Online Support – Eating B – eat (Beating Eating Disorders) Youth Helpline

Information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.

Telephone – 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 8.30pm; and Saturday, 1.00pm – 4.30pm)

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Online Support – Bereavement Hope Again is a website for young people going through a bereavement.

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See below the presentation that Relate counselling delivered to all of our scholars.