Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Growing up can sometimes be difficult and you may feel like there are questions you can't ask or advice you would like but are too scared/embarrassed to talk about.

At Beckfoot we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they are able to achieve their full potential in a secure atmosphere where students feel they always have someone to talk to.

Who is there for me?

There is a lot of people in school to help you:

•Your tutor: you should see your tutor every day at tutor time or in assembly.
•Your teachers.
•Support & Challenge:
      -Year 7-11: Click here

      -Sixth Form: Dr Wright (Faculty Leader of Post 16) and/or Mrs Markew (Head of Sixth Form)
•The Leadership Link for your year group
      -Year 7: Mrs Denham (Deputy Headteacher)

      -Year 8: Miss Sullivan (Deputy Headteacher)
      -Year 9: Mr Darling (Assistant Headteacher)
      -Year 10: Mrs Heaton (Assistant Headteacher)
      -Year 11: Mrs Wade (Assistant Headteacher) and/or Mr Cooley (Deputy Headteacher)
•Any other member of the Leadership Team:
      -Mr Wade (Headteacher)
      -Mrs Wahed (Campus Business Manager)
      -Mrs Wintersgill (PA to the Headteacher and Leadership Team)

Place to Be: Improving Children’s Mental Health

We have a brand new service available for Students available within school 3 days a week: Place2Be.

 Pupils come to Place2Be for lots of different reasons. The most common ones are anxiety, struggling to focus, low self-esteem, mood swings and trouble with their family.


How Place2Be works:


· Place2Talk – pupils book appointments with a Place2Be counsellor to talk about problems and worries.

· One-to-one counselling – weekly counselling using talking, creative work and play to support
pupils who are struggling.

· Group work – therapeutic groups exploring issues like friendship, self-esteem, transition and bullying.

· Parent counselling – weekly therapeutic support from Parent Counsellors to help families cope with challenges.


Monthly Action for Happiness


Catherine, William & Harry: Heads Together


Students: Where to turn to for help

 It’s okay to not be okay.
 If you would like to speak with someone confidentially, there are helplines and websites specifically for you:

Child Bereavement UK -  Bereavement help for children during Covid 19. 

Supportingchildrenwithbereavementduring Covid 19. Further InfoSheetsand SupportingStudentsInfo. 

ChildLineConfidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem .
Call 0800 1111 any time for free, have anonlinechat with a counsellor(9am to midnight daily) or check out the message boards. 


First ResponseUrgent help with your mental health.

Call 01274 221 181. Open 24/7.


FRANKHonest discussions about drugs. 




Healthy Minds


HealiosApp for 10-18yr old mental health; It is to support young people isolated. 



KoothFree, confidential support via text, available 24/7. 

Go to download the app to chat to friendly counsellors, read articles by other young people, get support from the Kooth community, and write a daily journal. 


NHS: Mood Assessment 



ShoutFree, confidential support via text, available 24/7. 

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteerwho’ll provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving. 


Staying Put -  Support for women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Call: 0800 2800 999 / 01274 308 270  Text: 07435 752975  Website:


Students Against Depression


Student Minds



Talk PANTSSimple conversation to help keep your child safe from sexual abuse.



The Mix -  Free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem.

Call 0808 808 4994 for free (11am to 11pm daily), access the online communityor email TheMix. 


YoungMinds - Free, confidential support for parents as well as young people.

This charity has opened a dedicated parents’ helpline for confidential, expert advice. You can reach them at 0808 802 5544. 

Parents: Where to turn to for help 

It’s okay to not be okay.

We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed or at risk of abuse, there are people you can call on for support: 


Cruse Bereavement CareSupport for grief and bereavement. 

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5:00pm) 


First Response - Urgent help with your mental health.

Call 01274 221 181 (Open 24/7)


Guide-LineSpeak to some about your mental health.

Call 01274 594 594 Website: 


Mental Health FoundationProvides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Mind - A mental health charity. 

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) 


NHS: Mood Assessment  

NSPCCChild protection charity. 

Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) 0800 1111 for children (ChildLine’s 24-hour  helpline) 


PAPYRUSYouth suicide prevention society. 

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm; 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) 


PACE - Parents against Child Exploitation



Refuge - Advice on dealing with domestic violence. 

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) 


SamaritansConfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. 

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) 


SANEEmotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 


Staying Put- Support for women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Call: 0800 2800 999 / 01274 308 270 Text: 07435 752975 Website:


Stronger Families Programme to help and support families across Leeds and Bradford: Employability & Skills Building, Health & Well-being and Financial Inclusion Support.

Manager: Cath Ormerod Telephone: 01274 513 300 Email: 


YoungMindsA charity dedicated to children’s mental health. 

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) 




Coping with a Lockdown due to Covid 19

Please find our parental advice for helping your child’s wellbeing during a Lockdown – please click here.