Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

Wellbeing & Support

Click a menu on the left for information about the year you are in.

Useful links for wellbeing and support
Access weekly webinars and pre-recorded video mental health sessions for pupils and their families by clicking the Mental Health for Families menu on the left.


Acorns Psychology assistance and support to schools, pupils and parents.  They are happy to provide Skype/telephone consultations (free of charge) in the event of an SEN child struggling, and possibly in need of some extra support.  Parent/carers should contact 01254 686937 or email should you wish to do so.

Anxiety UK - includes support via webinars and online support groups

Childline - great pages for young people and incudes breathing techniques

Children's Society - information and support during this pandemic

Domestic Abuse "Ask for ANI" - If you or someone you know are you experiencing domestic abuse and need help immediately - Ask for ANI when speaking to staff for help from us where you will be provided private space and asked if you want to call a police 999 response or speak to a domestic support helpline.

Give us a ShoutIn a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers by Texting Shout to 85258Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

GOV.UK - Extra Mental Health Support for pupils and teachers

CAMHS Self Referral - Healthy Young Minds - Parents can self refer to CAMHS using this link.

Inner World Work "What Survival Looks Like" Resource - In collaboration with Beacon House Therapeutic Services & Trauma Team: Living with and loving a child who carries trauma pain through their daily life is a humbling and exhausting experience. They are brave warriors whose strength and ability to keep going, even when the world feels dangerous and frightening is incredible to be part of. It also means day to day life is demanding, unusual, chaotic, scary, rewarding and at times bizarrely funny. This resource is free and from is a collection of creative works in different formats to support parents and professionals working with these incredible children from

Maudlsey Charity - Families under Pressure: During this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips, formulated by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and the POP-UP team, which are backed by science and proven to work with families. 

Mental Health - some useful breathing techniques, helps to calm mind and body

MIND - Advice for all with regard to mental health

NHS - pages relating to anxiety in children


Samaritans - for any parents or children struggling, has specific Coronavirus pages

Save the Children - tips for parents/careers and how to talk to children about the outbreak

Young Minds - specific advice for parents supporting children as well as for young people

Further links such as Kooth are available under the PSHE sections for each year group.

Wellbeing - Signposting, Advice & Other Information

Wellbeing Apps - Free to Use are listed in the document below

Sexual Health Service (under 25's) COVID-19 service changes document below


Money Saving Experts - Coronavirus Help & Your Rights

Youth Action - Free Energy Vouchers

Funding is available to support households in Blackburn with Darwen or Lancashire through the provision of energy fuel vouchers through Youth Action who has been awarded energy vouchers to support families in Blackburn with Darwen or Lancashire through this difficult period. 07-03-22