Emotional Wellbeing

At Trinity Catholic College we consider the health and wellbeing of our students to be of paramount importance.

Please find below details of programmes and information in the community which have been provided by agencies that we work alongside as well as some useful online resources.

Schools in Mind is supported by The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  They work alongside our school counsellor to provide additional emotional support to our students.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years,

Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment.

Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools


Talking mental health with young people at secondary school


HeadStart – giving all Middlesbrough’s children and young people the necessary support to build resilience to achieve good emotional health.


The aim of the HeadStart school programme is to make sure that children and young people are happy and enjoy their time at school. There are many things that impact on the emotional well-being of children; falling out with friends, the pressures of social media, keeping up with studies. We want all our pupils to have good emotional health, to have the skills and confidence to cope, solve problems, achieve well and be happy.

HeadStart is a whole school approach where everyone feels safe and comfortable to be themselves, learn and develop in a positive environment and access support when needed.

HeadStart services within school are:

Staff development – our staff have access to training that enables them to be able to better respond to the emotional needs of pupils.

Headstart Reach partnership – delivering support to pupils who may be struggling at an early stage to stop issues from escalating.

Tootoot – a digital tool for pupils to self-report any issues of concern they may have is they would rather not speak in person.

Transition – support offered for young people to make the move from primary to secondary as easy as possible.

HeadStarters – a training pathway for young people to develop school based projects and support the delivery of HeadStart.

Our school is committed to the HeadStart principles to allow every young person to have the best possible experience and outcomes throughout their school journey.

Headstart Middlesbrough  



Please find below the contact information for support groups for young people and families:


Young Minds supports emotional and mental wellbeing in young people. 

Also has a parental helpline – 0808 802 5544


An online counselling service for young people



A 24/7 text service that offers immediate help. Text 85258



This is a free, private and confidential service and is able to

be accessed online and via the telephone.


Mental Health Foundation Publications



Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email [email protected]