Pastoral & Wellbeing

At All Saints’ Academy, we promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole Academy community (students, staff, parents, carers) and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in the same way as physical health. We believe that students’ mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.  

All young people go through ups and downs during their school career, and some face significant life events.  We take a whole Academy approach to promoting positive mental health which aims to help students become more resilient, happy and successful by preventing problems before they arise and offering support where it is needed.  

We have two dedicated Educational Attendance, Welfare and Wellbeing Managers to support our families and students through secondary education at All Saints’ Academy.

All Saints’ Academy has a chaplaincy team appointed by the Anglican and Catholic dioceses, As well as arranging opportunities for prayer, worship and a range of spiritual events, the Chaplaincy team are available to all students in a caring and supportive way.

If you feel like you need some support or have any issues or concerns please contact


useful links

Teens in Crisis counselling website face-to-face and online counselling services across Gloucestershire for young people aged 9-21 and their families. TIC help many of the local communities’ young people. 

Tic+ chat anonymous, safe, confidential, 1-2-1, support service for young people aged 9-21 living in Gloucestershire. 5pm -9pm Sunday-Thurs

Young Minds for urgent, free 24/7 support if a young person is experiencing a mental health crisis. Texting YM to 85258 will be answered by a trained volunteer, supported by experienced clinical supervisors.

On Your Mind – NHS run site for seeking help with mental health issues

On Your Mind is a website to help young people in Gloucestershire cope with situations that may cause challenge. It includes self help information for number of wellbeing issues, it also has informations to a wide range of local services to support young people’s mental health in Gloucestershire.

Kooth app – free anonymous counselling for young people aged 11 to 18 in Gloucestershire.  This is via an online mental wellbeing platform.  Kooth is designed for young people experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low mood or stress. Counselling can be accessed through a drop-in service or booked sessions; there is no referral needed from a health professional, no waiting lists, and no criteria to meet to get support

Shout Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Text 85258 to receive support from an empathetic trained volunteer. 

Childline Support for young people for a wide range of mental health issue. safe, confidential, 1-2-1, support service for young people. Open from 7:30am – 2am every day.

Gloucestershire self harm helpline the Self Harm Helpline provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers. They also speak to professionals who may want to know more about self harm. The service is able to support anyone living within Gloucestershire, and you can contact the service by telephone, text or webchat during our opening hours, every day 5pm to 10pm.

Winston’s Wish – Provides services to bereaved young people and their families offering practical advice and guidance in helping to grieve and cope with bereavement.

Family Information Service

Call free on 0800 542 02 02 for a confidential advice line providing guidance and emotional support on any aspect of parenting and family life. Alternatively, email 

School nurse helpline

Text a message to 07507 333 351 – for young people aged 11-16, the school nurse can offer confidential advice and support for help with issues such as family/peer issues, puberty, emotional health, self-harm, drugs, alcohol and smoking, relationships

Anna Freud website

Mental health animation The ‘We all have mental health’ animation and accompanying teacher toolkit is aimed at Key stage 3 secondary school pupils (Years 7 -9). They were developed in collaboration with young people, teachers and mental health experts. 

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