Wellbeing Support in School

Iveshead School has a number of services that are available to students that you may find useful to help deal with any issues you may be experiencing while both at school and/or personally.

Leicestershire Healthy Schools: Mental Health Support DirectoryΒ 

Steps to Recovery Service: Stay At Home Self-Help PackΒ 

The DfE has also collated a list of external sources of information for young people.


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School Counsellor:

Iveshead School is very lucky to have a counsellor who can help you with any problems you may have regarding anything from relationships to coping with stress. Our school counsellor is in school every Monday and Friday. Appointments can be made confidentially via your Student Manager.

Wellbeing Practitioner:

The wellbeing practitioner is in school on Mondays and has an office next to the library. She is available for advice and support on a range of issues relating to both mental and physical health and well being. She is available on an appointment basis which can be made via your Student manager.

Careers Advice:

Students may make appointments with our Careers Advisor via their tutor, Student Manager or the Post-16 team. She will be available to discuss all aspects of careers advice ranging from career ideas to applying for apprenticeships and opportunities within the local area, nationally and globally.

Financial Support:

The Bursary Scheme provides financial support for students in the sixth form when financial circumstances are a barrier to learning. It can be used for transport, trips, books or any other resources required to enable students to continue in education after year 11 . For eligibility and more details contact Mrs Brentnall or Mrs Doleman in post-16.

Support Telephone Helpline – 01708 765200:

This service provides emotional support and information relating to other helplines, counsellors and support groups throughout the UK, including helplines and face to face for young people. You can also contact them via email – [email protected]


Support Groups Links:

  • funandfamilies.co.uk – The Centre for Fun and Families offer a range of services that strengthens family relationships.
  • www.cruse.org.uk – a bereavement charity people offering support, advice and information.

LGBTQ+ Support Links:

  • www.leicesterlgbtcentre.org – voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • NHS GIDS – The NHS Gender Identity Development Service
  • www.youngstonewall.org.uk – support for young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, as well as those who are questioning, here and abroad
  • www.theproudtrust.org – Helping young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves & their communities

Mental Health Groups Links:

  • www.youngminds.org.uk – Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional health of young people
  • www.annafreud.org – Empowering young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.
  • www.mind.org.uk – a charity providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
  • www.samaritans.org – an organisation providing round the clock access for people to talk about their problems.
  • www.themix.org.uk – a charity that provides free, confidential support for young people.