Mental Health and Wellbeing

We support, challenge and collaborate in our endeavour to provide world-class education that allows our whole community to flourish.

At Longdendale High school we recognise that young people flourish and reach their life potential when all barriers to school life are recognised and supported , to enable them to function at their best both in school and at home. With our vision in mind – we recognise the importance of positive wellbeing for all our staff and students.

We understand and value the importance of positive wellbeing and how crucial it is to support our students and their families through difficult times where there may be mental health conditions that impact on daily living significantly.

All our students access information and guidance on Mental health and wellbeing through curriculum learning opportunities, PSHE specific lessons and themed assemblies by both school staff and external specialists.

How we can support families with Mental ill health and well-being:

  • Our young people all have a Form  tutor and a Learning Leader who are monitoring and supporting their year group progress, engagement and overall barriers in any area.
  • Our Aspire Centre staff are available to support any emerging barriers to all aspects of learning
  • We have a group of Student Leaders who support other young people with peer support in school – they are available at start of the day, break and lunchtimes.
  • Mrs Noble is the school Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble can do an initial assessment with any students, that will help families understand what level of support may be most useful. We can then signpost or refer to external agencies or we can offer intervention in school.
  • Mrs  Ellis on the Inclusion Team  also works with Mrs Noble to offer support to our students with building self esteem, managing strong feelings – exam stress and other support that strengthens resilience of our students. 1:1 and small group work is available.
  • Mrs Noble is a qualified Counsellor and can offer Evidence Based CBT interventions ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)  1:1 or small group Interventions at low to moderate intensity, for the following things.
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and Depression
  • Managing Worry

Our Mental Health Leader – Mrs Noble  and Our SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator) Mrs Gill work together to  support young people to access further resources if young people are significantly impacted by long standing mental health conditions, and it is becoming a Special Educational Need.

We also are aware of the stressful times families can face – so we offer Parenting workshops and we can signpost families to the best external services in order to support if needed.

Mental Health Advice

World Sleep Day - Friday 19th March 2021

Young Minds has a new Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Young people can access the text-message based service by texting

YM to 85258. This is part of a messenger text support service also called' SHOUT' 85258 if in crisis - Free online counselling and wellbeing resources for young people

Anthony Seddon Centre in Ashton are now doing bookable face to face counselling sessions for young people on a Thursday evening - 0161 376 4439

Mental health; Positive Mental health habits that can support young people deal with life challenges ;

Download the information  here:

Parenting: The Tameside Safeguarding Children's Partnership has just updated it's Parenting Handbook

This is additional information and contacts for families on various topics that families may find useful

Link to the  handbook

How to open up a conversation 


Online Safety

Young people and safer relationships

Parent/ families  website ; young people and exploitation advice for parents for how to keep young people safe; safe relationships. The website can be found here:


Family pairing feature; privacy settings and controls, advice for parents and carers .To find out more information about TikTok's Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster to share with pupils and parents, go to:

Supporting your child to be safer online this Winter break

Mental Health Support

Video for parents mental health and Coronavirus

Video for young peopleand Coronavirus

Click here for more information

–úental health week awareness week

There is a carers/parents webinar Wednesday 12th May in the evening if families wish to know more about the KOOTH.COM online counselling service for young people, and what it offers  click here to attend

No Harm Done Project

As part of the No Harm Done project, Young Minds has developed a resource package for children and young people, parents and carers, for information around Self injury

Safer Internet Day 2021

Resources for Parents

Resources for Families

Duchess of Cambridge message about mental health

Corona virus update and wellbeing support

Billy Ocean charity music released

Mental Health week Resources for Young people - Day 2

Mental Health Week - Day 3

Mental Health Week - Day 4

Self Care for young people - Anxiety and Low mood Anna Freud Centre 

Talking to young people about Social media - Young Minds Service and National online safety

National Online Safety 

Mental Health Week 18-24th May 2020

Mental Health Week 18-24th May 2020

Mental Health Week Day 2

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Mental Health Awareness Week - Loneliness

9-15 May 2022

Click here for more Information