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On this page you will find information and links to help students and parents find information and support for physical and mental health. Remember: its good to talk!


NHS information on self-help -  https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/

Early Help Info Link  http://www.dcfp.org.uk/early-help


Devon Family Advice Line

Call 01392 949059 (10 – 2pm Monday to Friday or leave a message)

Offers advice on issues around children and their family relationships, including any communication issues or conflict they are having with their partners or co-parents of their children. 

Parenting teenagers: Help ! What’s normal? Where can I find support? 

You’re not alone! Parenting teenagers has never been easy and each generation of parents faces new challenges. It’s natural to experience mood swings as an adolescent, but many teenagers are now experiencing higher levels of mental health problems than ever before. We know that as a parent, it can be difficult to know what’s normal and when you should worry. Please see their website for more information for parents and young people.



When you call 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.



Mental Health

Need support?  Don’t feel you have to cope alone. Help is always at hand:


Young Minds offers help for a range of situations:










On Kooth you can:

Chat to thier  friendly counsellors

Read articles written by young people

Get support from the Kooth community

Write in a daily journal






Physical Health

Advice on your physical wellbeing





School Nurse

Visit the School Nurse on Monday lunchtimes in the Student Support Centre.

Sexual health doctor or nurse at the Thursday Drop-In

also in the Student Support Centre (Year 9 upwards).


Measles, Chicken Pox and Shingles

We would like to ask for your co-operation in an

important matter. One of our pupils is receiving

medical treatment for cancer which puts him at

risk if he is exposed to measles, chicken pox or



1.   Please let us know immediately if your child is

suspected of having measles.


2.  The pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and

would need to be given an injection within three

days of contact. If your child is suspected of having 

chicken pox, you should let us know immediately.


3.  It is also important that you advise us if someone

in your household is suffering from shingles.


Your child is not at any risk from this situation.

However, the health and well being of the pupil does

depend on the co-operation of all parents and carers.


Thank you for your support.