Mental Health and Wellbeing at Thurlbear Primary School


The mental health and wellbeing of the children and adults within our community is a high priority for our school.


Key adults within Thurlbear Primary School

Steve Gillan: Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Kelloway: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs. Burke: SENDCO & Senior Mental Health Lead

Mrs Salter: Safeguarding link governor

Wellbeing Action Group: Led by Mrs. Burke

All staff are responsible for the safeguarding of our children


Please talk to someone if you are worried about mental health & wellbeing. We are happy to listen and will always try to support you.


There is also support available for all children and adults across Somerset, which parents can access independently. Some of those are:

The Somerset Big Tent aims to empower children and young people to find the right wellbeing support at the right time. This website brings together local organisations that offer support to children and families about many issues such as anxiety, depression, sexuality and gender identify, body image and self-esteem and much more. Just click on this link:  Home – Somerset Big Tent


Mindline Somerset is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Mindline is open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support. The helpline is the first port of call for mental health help- it is operated by people in your local area who will know how to best support you. 0800 138 1692 or (local) 01823 276 892


Chat Health

Parents of children 0-4

Confidential help from the Health Visiting Team just send a text to 07480 635514 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Parents of children 5-19 years: looking for confidential help and advice? Just send a text to you School Nurse Team. Text 07480 635515 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Young people 11-19 years: Discreet and quick, it only takes one text to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from a local School Nurse. Text 07480 635516 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm


Young Somerset’s Wellbeing Service 

Free wellbeing support for young people experiencing low level mental health needs. Find out more here: Wellbeing Support | Young Somerset


Kooth is a safe and anonymous online support for young people until 10pm – friendly counsellors, self-help and community support Home – Kooth



Suicide is the biggest killer of under 35’s in the UK. This website has support and advice Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (


Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your own mental health and wellbeing, including relaxation, meditation and anxiety reducing strategies.


NHS Children and Young People’s Services

A guide to services available to Children and Young People to support with their mental health and wellbeing. This also has links to support when a child or young person has met crisis point.