Look After Your Mental Health

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, whether because of difficult circumstances or experiences, or because of our individual biology.  Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.  The services listed below can all help you.  You can also approach your Welfare Co-ordinator at the Academy for advice and guidance. Don’t suffer in silence.

ChatHealth School Nurse Service

To support your child’s mental and physical health, Manchester School Health Service are continuing to run ChatHealth, a mobile media messaging service to enable young people to receive help and support with their health needs.

ChatHealth is an award-winning school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-16 years, available Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm including school holidays.

Students can text #ChatHealthNHS to 07507330205 and they will receive a reply. The service enables young people to send a text from a mobile device which is received by a school nurse who responds via a desktop computer. This allows the young person to ask questions which they may feel uncomfortable to ask face to face.

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Summer Listening Ear Service

The summer holidays are often a time to relax and have fun after a long year of studying at school. However, with Coronavirus and constantly changing rules, the six week break might feel a bit different and strange this year.

With this in mind, Manchester Mind have developed a Listening Ear Service for Year 9’s and above. For any young person age 13-18 who would like to talk about their worries or difficult feelings then our phone and email service is here to help. Please call  0161 769 5732 Monday to Friday 10am -2pm or email us at [email protected]

If you are low on credit you can request a call-back by emailing [email protected]

Further support:

Health For Teens



Young Minds

Young Minds – Parents Helpfinder

CDC – Anxiety

Autism Speaks

Mental Health Europe

Support charities and organisations

The Children’s Society


NHS advice and guidance to support anxious teens

Online Courses

Future Learn

"You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just mean you're human." David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas