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Gilbrook School, Birkenhead, Wirral

Pupil Wellbeing Support Page


Be Kind to your Mind There are small things we can all do to help be kind to your mind, and these can make a big difference to how we feel.  Get expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and make them part of your daily routine.

Kooth is an online service that supports the wellbeing and resilience of students, providing a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people.  It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.

To find out more visit

You can also view a short video about the service at:


OCD Action

0845 390 6232

Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs) and related disorders including Body Dismorphic Disoder (BDD), Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TTM) compulsive hair pulling.

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.  Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK. We believe that suicide is preventable.


Tel: 0845 4560455

Rethink is a campaigning membership charity working with people with severe mental illness, their carers, families and friends through a network of mutual support groups around the country.  The organisation provides services, information and support and believes that all those who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens.

The Samaritans  

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Call 116 123 or contact us online.


SANEline 0845 7678000

SANE is for people with recurring, persistent or complex mental health issues and trauma, and for their families, friends and communities.

Wirral CAMHS Advice Line – 0151 488 8453

(9am – 10pm weekdays, 12-8pm weekends and public holidays)

Wirral Mind

Wirral Mind are a local, independent mental health charity established in 1967 to help people in our community achieve better mental health.  We affiliate to the national charity Mind; this means that we are part of a network of 125 other local Mind charities in England and Wales.

Young Minds

This is one of the UK’s leading charities committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and includes advice for parents worried about their child. The Wirral Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service now delivers an extended out-of-hours advice line service.



Childline is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people in the UK provided by the NSPCC. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern. If you are worried about anything, something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind and you cannot talk to your parent or a teacher, ChildLine is here for you. Phone: 0800 1111

Zillo Wirral 

Zillo is a website for young people on the Wirral for local events, news and health & wellbeing advice. 



Coram Voice provides support for children in care and equips them to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care.

–       advice on their rights and what support they’re entitled to

–       support at meetings with Children’s Services to express their wishes and feelings

–       support to make a complaint if they are not happy about the decisions that have been made about them

Freephone helpline: 0808 800 5792



Drugs - FRANK

Helpline: tel 0800 77 6600

Provides free, confidential advice, counselling and referral to specialist services 24 hours a day.

Beat Eating Disorders   

Adult Helpline 0845 634 1414

Youth Helpline 0845 634 7650

textphone service 01603 753322

UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.

Boy Anorexia

Informative website about anorexia in boys in association with the book ‘Boys get Anorexia Too’ by Jennifer Langley.

Wirral Ways  0151 556 1335

Wirral Ways are a free and confidential drug and alcohol service. We provide a non-judgemental service, with qualified, experienced staff & volunteers who offer support in health & wellbeing and substance misuse. We can talk to you in several supportive environments, all of which have a friendly atmosphere and provide you with information to help you reduce your substance misuse or become abstinent.