John Mason School is committed to providing a healthy and caring environment that
promotes and supports positive mental health for our students, staff and stakeholders.
Positive mental health is vital to what we do at school; it underpins the crucial work carried
out to support students and their families.
By considering student and staff wellbeing in all aspects of school life, a positive, healthy
environment can be created that improves student engagement, performance and
achievement which in turn gives everyone an opportunity to develop and achieve their full
Below you can find information on how we are carrying out this work and there are also some useful links to resources that may help you.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Links for Young People:
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/useful-contacts/ Advice and support for people living with mental health. Appointments available
LOCAL: http://www.justmind.co.uk/ Advice and support for people living with anxiety. Booking appointments available
LOCAL: 01235 522096 Abingdon Wellbeing Centre
LOCAL: https://www.theabingdonbridge.org.uk/ Advice and support for people living with mental health. Appointments available
03444 775 774 (helpline)
07537 416 905 (text)
Advice and support for people living with anxiety.
0800 58 58 58
Provides listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk, including a web chat.
Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free helpline and 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors.
A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.
Counsellors available until 10pm every day. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people. Check whether this is offered in your area.
Advice and support for young people struggling with unusual experiences, such as hearing voices.
NHS app with confidential health advice and support for 16–25 year olds.
Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.
Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling and telephone support.
0808 801 0525
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.
116 123 (freephone)
Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person
0808 808 4994
85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)
Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.
National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales. The campaign for England ended in 2021, but its resources are still available online.
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)
85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM)
Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers. Provides information on medication for young people.
Advice and counselling network for young people, including details of free local services.
0808 801 0711 (youthline)
0808 801 0811 (studentline)
Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
0300 123 6600
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.
0808 808 1677
Support for young people when someone dies.
Sexual Assault/ Abuse
0808 800 5007 (Young people’s helpline)
0808 800 5005 (National Male Survivor helpline)
Helplines for adults and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and rape.
0800 800 5000 (for adults concerned about a child)
0800 1111 (18 or under – Childline helpline)
Support and information for children and anyone worried about a child.
0330 606 1174
Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Youth Support for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
0808 168 9111
Provides emotional and practical support for people affected by crime and traumatic events.
0800 050 2020
Information and support for all young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.