You Matter (Mental Health at THS)

Mr Gary Starr
ARCH Inclusion Lead/Mental Health Lead
Miss Gemma Cooper
Assistant Headteacher/Mental Health Lead

Welcome to the You Matter campaign, a mental health initiative created specifically for the students of Todmorden High School. We understand that mental health is a crucial aspect of a student's well-being, and we want to ensure that every student feels supported and empowered to take care of their mental health.

The You Matter campaign is all about promoting mental health awareness, reducing stigma, and providing resources and tools to help students cope with the challenges they may face. Through a variety of events and activities, we aim to create a safe and supportive environment where students can feel comfortable discussing their mental health and seeking help if needed.

Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to making a positive impact on the mental health of our school community. Whether it's through workshops, peer support, or online resources, we are here to provide the guidance and support that students need to take care of their mental health.

Remember, You Matter. Your mental health matters. And we are here to help. Join us in our mission to prioritise mental health and create a more supportive and inclusive school community.

You Matter - Social Media 

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Useful links

Open Minds Calderdale
Silvercloud Calderdale
Teen Mental Health Guide - a Guide for Parents
Invictus Wellbeing West Yorkshire
The Brew Project - Invictus
Andy's Man Club
Exam stress workshop - Kooth
Night OWLS – a new service for young people in West Yorkshire

Useful documents

QR Links for Open Minds

Other services that can help you

Anxiety UK: Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774
(Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

CALM: CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Mental Health Foundation: Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Mind: Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

No Panic: Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)

PAPYRUS: Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)

Rethink Mental Illness: Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

Samaritans: Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

SANE: Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm)

YoungMinds: Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

NSPCC: Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Beat: for support with eating disorders
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Mencap: Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Relate: The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.