Adult mental health

At Ely St John's we recognise that at times, adults may require support with their mental health. We have an open door policy for parents and encourage you to come in and speak with any member of staff if you are struggling.
 
Our designated mental health people are:
 
Liz Bassett (Head Teacher)
Amy Grant (Year 4 class teacher)
Sharon Turner (Year 3 class teacher)
 
The following advice was taken from the NHS website, please be aware that the links will take you to external websites.

Where to get urgent help for mental health

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

It's important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

NHS urgent mental health helplines

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

You can call for:

  • 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
Information:

If you've already been given a crisis line number to use in an emergency, it's best to call it.

If you just need to talk, any time of day or night

Free listening services

These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:

Information:

Coping during a crisis

The mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help yourself cope during a crisis.

This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours.

 
Below are some useful links, they are by no means exhaustive but are a great starting point. The NHS Inform website is particularly useful.