Mental Health

As we all know, it is not only vital that we look after our physical health but that we also maintain a healthy Mental state. This is an area devoted to promoting positive Mental Health by providing suitable websites and resources that offer help and guidance to those in need. It will also help to tackle the stigma surrounding Mental Health by debunking myths and misconceptions. Promoting good Mental Health is something that Whickham School believes in deeply and we hope that you find these resources helpful and informative.



Helplines and texting services

Papyrus  – – for people under 35


If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide: 0800 068 41 41
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

Samaritans on 116 123 or email

CALL US116 123


YoungMinds- Parents’– Helpline 0808 802 5544

Young person looking for help and support-
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men
Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page