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Mental Health & Wellbeing

A page for resources for your mental health & Wellbeing.

Need to talk?

If you have a worry, a problem or just need to talk, there are lots of places to go.

Guidance Teachers are always willing to listen and will refer you on to the School Counsellor or other services if needed.

If you are in urgent distress and cannot find a Guidance Teacher, please go to the School Office and they will ensure someone is found to help you.

Other sources of help, including support available out of school hours, are listed below.

If someone is feeling suicidal, in an emergency call 999.

General Mental Health Issues

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 y-talk@ypeople.org.uk

Relationship Scotland – Orkney https://rsorkney.org.uk/ Various services offered. Telephone: 01856 877750    Email: enquiries@rsorkney.org.uk.
Togetherall Orkney Mental Health Online Community free support for ages 16-19 years. Register with Orkney postcode.


See me Scotland (SAMH) https://www.seemescotland.org/  Online practical tools and activities for improving mental health.
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk

Text YM to 85258 for free text support 24/7 with any mental health issue​

The Mix https://www.themix.org.uk/  Online chat 1:1 and crisis messaging service. Call: 0808 8084994
Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/ Childline support young people up to age 19. Helpline: 0800 1111, or use 1:1 chat or email on their website
Samaritans www.samaritans.org

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

Calm – the Campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

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

Orkney Rape and Sexual Assault Service 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

Cruse bereavement support https://www.cruse.org.uk

Helpline 0808 808 1677 ​or go to their website to use webchat

Mermaids – support for transgender young people and their families https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/young-people/

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

LGBT youth Scotland support https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

They have regular live sessions – can also chat online. Call: 07984 356512

Beat Eating disorders https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ Helpline 0808 801 0432 or go to their website to use webchat.
Victim Support Scotland For victims and witnesses of crime

www.victimsupport.scot Helpline 0800 160 1985




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