Signposting & Pastoral Support

If you are concerned about your child, you should first contact your child’s Form Teacher or Head of Year for an initial discussion to raise your concerns.  They will be able to outline what help and support the school can offer as well as guide you to useful resources and services you can access to support your child further.  We have included links to some of them below.

North Tyneside and its partners offer many ways to support children and young people’s mental health. Please find a downloadable PDF with suggestions of approved services below.  Staff are happy to recommend which services will be most appropriate for your child:

Local Authority Mental Health Support Team:

We work closely with the local authority support team who have prepared two padlets full of useful resources.

For Primary Age Pupils (Y5 and Y6)

For Secondary Age Pupils (Y7 and Y8)

The local authority also have created a useful leaflet outlining many of the available mental health services in our area:

Other Useful Services:


General Mental Health

Support for families:

Better Sleep

Eating disorders

Self-harm and suicide


Approved Apps

The school recommends and supports the following apps (available on iphone and android) to support with mental health

  • Calm Halm (Self-harm distraction app)
  • Combined Minds (Useful advice for families)
  • Cove (A relaxing musical app that allows journaling)
  • Clear Fear (A distraction app for supporting anxiety)
  • Headspace (A mindfulness app)