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Mental Health & Wellbeing

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or deteriorates, this can be called a ‘mental health crisis’. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.

Please call 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.

The phone line is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0800 145 6485

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.

If you feel that you do not require urgent help, but you would like more information and resources about anxiety, low mood, and the current situation, please refer to our Advice about wellbeing at home page or our dedicated website for children and young people

The Wellbeing Hub is an NHS service provided by Cheshire & Wirral Partnership (CWP) offering support to people in the community with mild-moderate mental health problems such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder, (GAD) obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, social anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  More details can be found here The Wellbeing Hub (IAPT) | CheshireEast MarketPlace


School Counsellors

Ruskin is very pleased to have three counsellors in school:

Mrs L Thorley

Ms L Nolan (from Visyon)

Abbi Jarvis (from Motherwell)

The school counsellors will be available to all students who wish to use the service and time will be allocated using a booking system. Students can speak to any member of staff to be referred.

The counselling service offered will be a confidential service for students. This means that the counsellor will not report back to parents or staff on any discussions unless requested by the student. However, if a student discloses that he/she is in danger or may become in danger then the counsellor has a responsibility to pass this information to the school safeguarding lead.

We also have the Mental Health Support Team that supports students on a 1:1 basis and also in group sessions.