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Holmleigh Park High School

Student Wellbeing

Services available to Holmleigh Park High School Students and Parents

Need help with your wellbeing?

Click here for more information on local NHS wellbeing services over the summer.




Samaritans ​​​​​ 

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. or call 116123 for free.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

TEENS IN Crisis (TIC) 

No problem is too big or too small. TIC can support you if you live in Gloucestershire. You can ask for online counselling or face-to-face counselling.

Text: 07520 634063 Tel: 01594 372777

You can also self-refer online or book an appointment with the online receptionist.

Young Minds 

YMM Chat Text Service:


Support Service if you need support with any of the following

  • Problems at School
  • Exam Stress
  • Sleep Problems
  • Self-Harm
  • Body Image
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Anger
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Grief/Loss
  • Eating Problems

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.


We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.

We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.

We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.

This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.

The Parent Consent Letter can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact: [email protected]

Young Gloucestershire 

YG is a charity that works with 11-25 years olds. No matter your situation YG provide a lot of opportunities to help you achieve your goals, whether that is to have fun and make new friends or gain qualifications. We provide:

  • Practical support; talk to our staff about issues effecting your life. Housing, relationships, finance. We can work with you to over come challenges.
  • Youth clubs; we can point you in the direction of locally run groups that will help you give you a safe place to go and make new friends.

Tel: 01452 501008 Email: [email protected]

Opening Times:

  •  Monday: 11-4pm
  •  Tuesday: 11-4pm
  •  Wednesday: 11-4pm
  •  Thursday: 11-4pm
  •  Friday: 11-4pm

I AM ME app 

A completely free mobile app

Self-help tools including a mood indicator, emotional need calculator, and capacity builder

Specialist tools, tips, articles and coaching content that help young people to address underlying difficulties

Carefully selected partnerships and links to further support.

Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Pupils in year 8,9 and 10 have had assemblies from I AM ME.

Talking to children about Coronavirus

Information for talking to children about coronavirus

0808 802 5544

Universal Credit 

Information for accessing support with Universal Credits/Employment and Support Allowance for a loan


Kooth ( - An anonymous online wellbeing and mental health platform for those aged between 11-18 years. It offers peer support, online resources and access to counselling support via webchat and messages).

There’s also an 18yrs and above platform that might be of interest to parents :

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline 

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline ( - Is a non-judgemental listening support for those who self harm/are thinking about self harming and those supporting people who may self harm. It’s available between 5-10pm every day via telephone, webchat and text message.