Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Rainford High, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.

Useful Links


nhs conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ mental-health

Teen Body Image And Self-esteem – A Practical Guide For Parents

Ok to Ask Campaign (suicide awareness and prevention) – 

Barnardo’s BOSS Service (early intervention emotional health and wellbeing service working alongside CAMHS) – 
BOSS | Barnardo’s (
Tackling the Blues (sports and arts-based education programme supporting children and young people experiencing, or are at risk of developing, mental illness) – Tackling the Blues – Tackling the Blues (

Self help books/booklets

Reading Well – Young People & Mental Health

Beating Eating Disorders

Papyrus UK

Young Minds



Anxiety UK

MIND – Stress Management

Self help exercises

MIND – Self help for anxiety

Moodjuice – NHS Scotland – Anxiety

NHS UK – Ways to relieve stress

Get self help – flashbacks

Exam stress

How to deal with exam stress

App links

Calm Harm (self harm support) – Home – Calm Harm App
Clear Fear (anxiety support) – Home – Clear Fear App
Move Mood (low mood support) – Home – Move Mood App
Combined Minds (information for families supporting a young persons mental health) – 
Home – Combined Minds App
Breathwrk (breathing exercises to help anxiety) – 
Breathwrk | Breathing Exercises
Calm (meditation and sleeping) – 
Calm – The #1 App for Meditation and Sleep
BetterSleep (sleeping tracker) – 
BetterSleep | Sleep better. Feel Better.
MoodNotes (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, only on Apple App Store) – 
Moodnotes – Mood Tracker on the App Store (
Bloom (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) – 
Bloom – #1 Self-Therapy App (
Breeze (Journalling, developed with concepts from Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy) – 
Breeze: Mental Health on the App Store ( (Apple)
Wysa (24/7 AI chatbot using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) – 
Wysa – Everyday Mental Health
Reflectly (AI journalling) – 
Reflectly – A Journal for Happiness