Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Federation of Darley and Summerbridge Primary Schools are committed to supporting pupils, staff and our wider community with their mental health and wellbeing. This page is designed to provide a range of useful resources and links to services and organisations, both locally and nationally, who support young people and adults with their mental health.

Our school mental health policy can be found here: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Policy.

Our whole-school provision map outlines how we will deal with incidents related to mental health within school: Mental Health Provision Map

Support for children and young people

If you have concerns that your child is experiencing difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing, please speak to their class teacher or key worker. For pupils with identified social, emotional and mental health needs, we may be able to make a referral to North Yorkshire’s SEND Hubs for further specialist support. Additionally, there are a range of local and national services which can provide further support:


The Go-To website is North Yorkshire’s comprehensive database of services to support young people with mental health difficulties. They have dedicated pages which outline all local services including the Healthy Child Team, Early Help  and more. A full outline of what each service offers can be accessed via the Mini Marketplace Presentation.

This May Help, a new national initiative providing mental health advice to parents and carers by Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership. This May Help is aimed at parents and carers who may have concerns about their child’s mental health. The website gives easy-to-follow advice to help families manage their child’s mental health. 


Specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) is the NHS service that assesses and treats children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs that are impacting on their daily lives.


Compass Phoenix is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people aged 9-19 years.


The Recovery College provide a range of online courses and resources to young people who may be struggling with their mental health.


The Sleep Charity can provide advice and training for those working with young people, or parents of young people experiencing difficulty with their sleep.


Just ‘B’ is a local organisation which offers personalised, responsive emotional wellbeing and bereavement support to children, young people and adults. 


Wellspring can provide professional, confidential, affordable counselling, tailored specifically for young people aged 4-18 years old living in the Harrogate area.


Support for adults

The NHS reports that one in four adults will experience mental ill health within their lifetimes. If you feel that you require additional support, you should speak to your GP about how you are feeling and or you can refer yourself via the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) website.  Further information can be found on the NHS website.


You might also find the following links useful:


Samaritans offer a free, confidential support line 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.


Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. 

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

Qwell offers free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK with no formal referral needed.

The Black, African, Asian Therapy Network is home to the largest community of counsellors and psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean heritage in the UK.





Support for staff

Working in educational settings can be intense and stressful, and from time to time, school staff may feel that they need additional support with their mental or emotional wellbeing.  Staff can access any of the services listed within the “Support for Adults” section. The following organisations also provide further support to school staff:


Education Support are currently the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities.


Mental Health at Work has pages dedicated to supporting school staff to manage stress and workload including links to other organisations and useful resources.


Teaching unions also offer support and advice to those working within schools:

National Eduation Union





Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week will take place from 5 – 11 February 2024. The theme this year is “My Voice Matters.”

My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves. During Children’s Mental Health Week we want all children and young people, whoever they are, and wherever they are in the world, to be able to say – and believe – “My Voice Matters”.

You can find out more information here Top Tips for Families or on Place2Be’s website.