Mental Health Support


The Norfolk County Council website has lots of Mental Health Resources available. Easy read guides, general read guides and Toolkits. Access resources from the Wellbeing Return to Education Webinars to support a whole school approach to improving wellbeing.

Wellbeing Service Directory HERE

Wellbeing in education HERE

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Schools HERE

Whole-school approach toolkit HERE

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) supportHERE

DfE funded Designated Mental Health Training

We are working with the National Network of Mental Health Leads as an approved provider of Department for Education funded training for mental health leads.

We are offering two pathways through the training (senior leaders and middle leaders) and schools and colleges in England can apply for a £1200 grant to cover the cost of the training and contribute towards cover costs.

National Educational Leaders in Mental Health – for Heads and Senior leaders – a three-day course covering the mental health lead role, but in the context of culture, ethos and also staff wellbeing. Complete a portfolio alongside the course to gain the certification and also a level 4 qualification in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

Advanced Mental Health Lead – for middle leaders and leads who do not sit on the senior leadership team – a three-day course covering the mental health lead role, in the context of pupil wellbeing and provision. Complete a portfolio alongside the course to gain the certification and also a level 4 qualification in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

Final details of the application process from the DfE are due to come out later in September, but you can reserve your place via the network website at

We’re here to help. Educator Solutions is a not-for-profit organisation built on many years of experience within the education sector. Our experienced and knowledgeable team is passionate about helping you to provide the best education possible.

We are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities.

If young people are happy, resilient and have life skills they are more likely to learn and thrive. We take a whole school approach and develop individual programmes for each school.  Contact us to discuss what your high school needs are and how MAP can support your school.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for primary schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

Phoenix Education. Reintroduction Hub

Reintroduction Hub has been created by the team at Phoenix Education specifically in response to COVID-19 and is shaped by the insight they have had from children and young people across the country and uses their expert knowledge and experience supporting mental health in educational settings.

Resources and materials for teachers and school staff to build their skills and make mental health and wellbeing a core, rewarding part of their job.

Mental Health Champion Training

The Mental Health Champion training is delivered by the LINK Project. We work as part of Ormiston Families, a charity providing support to children, young people and their families across the East of England. The LINK Project offers free mental health training to staff working in universal settings with children and young people in Norfolk & Waveney.


Are you an adult in crisis?

Samaritans have a free helpline you can call. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days of the year.

Call 116 123. They also offer email support. – HERE

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

For urgent NHS mental health support

You can call for 24 hour advice and support. Find your local helpline – HERE

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