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Pupil Support

Guidance Team In-school Counselling School Health Team
Mental Health & Wellbeing

There are a number of ways puils can get support from the school and from external support services.

Guidance Team

Guidance staff are responsible for the overall pastoral care of pupils. Your Guidance teachers are there for you to talk to. They will listen and find the help you need. If your Guidance teacher is not available, go to the school office and they can find someone to help you.

School Counsellor

June Anderson

Your Guidance Teacher can arrange for you to see the School Counsellor, June, or you can contact her directly by texting 07960 745004, emailing june.therapy@gmail.com or filling in a card and putting it into the box in the Music corridor or outside Guidance.
Your doctor Your GP can help with mental health issues, including referring you to CAMHS, the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
Orkney’s youth counselling service, for young people up to the age of 25.

07770 019 147 Email: y-talk@ypeople.org.uk

Various services offered. Telephone: 01856 877750    Email: enquiries@rsorkney.org.uk.
Mental Health Online Community free support for ages 16-19 years. Register with Orkney postcode.
Online practical tools and activities for improving mental health.
Text YM to 85258 for free text support 24/7 with any mental health issue​
 Online chat 1:1 and crisis messaging service. Call: 0808 8084994
Childline support young people up to age 19. Helpline: 0800 1111, or use 1:1 chat or email on their website

24 hour support if you are having suicidal thoughts. Call 116 123

Calm – the Campaign against living miserably

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 or webchat 5pm – midnight

If you are worried that a friend may be suicidal, there is clear information on how to help them on helpguide.org.

Help for specific issues


Support for anyone aged 13+ affected by any form of sexual violence.

01856 872298  contact@orsas.scot or call in at 26 Bridge St

ORCA support service (Alcohol and Drugs) Orkney support service for individuals over 16 to minimise the harm caused by their substance misuse.

Call 01856 875815, text 07770 019 193, email: orca@ypeople.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 808 1677 ​or go to their website to use webchat
Mermaids – support for transgender young people and their families

Call 0808 801 0400 to talk to a counsellor or go to their website to use webchat or secure email

They have regular live sessions – can also chat online. Call 07984 356512
Helpline: 0808 801 0432 or go to their website to use webchat.
For victims and witnesses of crime

Helpline: 0800 160 1985

Free and confidential support to women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Phone: 01856 877900
Email: info@womensaidorkney.org

To promote mental well-being in Orkney, through active personalised support with a focus on recovery. We provide a range of services: Drop-In service, Out and About, Housing Support and a Befriending Service.
Phone: 01856 874 874
Email: admin@blidetrust.org
54 Victoria Street, Kirkwall

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Contact the Helpline 0808 2000 247
You can call us, for free, and in confidence, 24 hors a day. Use our live chat service online: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk. Monday – Friday 3pm – 10pm





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