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Whatever the difficulty that you are experiencing, you are not alone and we are here to support you, through provision within school, or putting you in touch with external agencies. It is vitally important to us that every child at Burnley High School has someone they trust that they can talk to, which is the most important first step. We do all we can to ensure that the young people in our care do not suffer in silence and alone.

In Burnley High School, you have access to many members of staff, ranging from your form tutor to Senior Leadership. It is important that if you are struggling, worried and just not feeling yourself that you find a member of staff that you feel you can trust and confide in. All of the staff in our school family are here to help and support you so that you are able to grow and develop.

We have a lot of support available in school and we can refer you to these should you wish to access them.

Apps and Websites:

Safe Spot APP
This is a good one for coping skills, relaxation and distraction techniques.

The App teaches relaxation techniques

A mood-charting app that helps you develop strategies for managing depression, bipolar or other mental health conditions.

Smiling Mind
Meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and every day. Has different applications for differ age groups

App designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety

Well Mind
App for mental health and wellbeing

online counselling and support service.

website that helps with sleeping issues.

Young Minds
advice and resources to support with mental health in young people.

help and advice on a wide range of issues. 0800 1111 or

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope.

Rise Above
Rise Above aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up. It tackles topics that young people are most concerned about, such as puberty, relationships, alcohol, self-harm, smoking, contraceptive choices, drugs, body confidence, peer pressure and mental health.

Practical advice on bullying and staying safe. is owned and run by YouthNet UK, a registered charity and is aimed at young adults. It covers a range of issues including drugs and alcohol, sexual health and relationships, health and wellbeing and money matters.

“I love BHS because it really does feel like a family. All staff and students know each other, are extremely supportive of one another and show amazing levels of respect throughout the school. There really isn’t another school like it!”

Miss Yates