20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.
50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
Approximately 68% of women and 57% of men with mental health problems are parents.
(Mental Health Foundation, 2019)
Highfields School is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all of its students. Highfields School has a dedicated Family Support Team to address, and support, the needs of our most vulnerable students and families, in conjunction with the school’s Pastoral Care Team. The Family Support Team does not replace Social Care or clinical mental health support.
There are many agencies and organisations who we can turn to when we are struggling. It is also important that we look to ourselves and our own lifestyles to see if we can make any changes which would improve our mental health. Our sleep patterns, food and drink consumption, and exercise can all have an impact on our mental health.
To encourage and support our school community in developing and maintaining positive emotional health, we have compiled a directory of organisations and advice on self-help. We hope that this will help our students, parents, carers and staff in taking a proactive approach to taking good care of their wellbeing. The range of links and resources outlined on this page are by no means exhaustive.
If you feel that a child or young person is at risk of harm then please call Starting Point on 01629533190.
If you feel that you, or a child, are in immediate danger then please call Emergency Services on 999
If you would like to contact the police local to where you live to report a non-emergency then please call 101.
If you have an urgent medical need and you are not sure what to do then please call 111 for advice.
If you’d like to talk about anything about adoption please tel: 01629 533190. Your details will be taken and an adoption worker will call you back.
If there is a serious issue about the safety or wellbeing of your child or if you are facing an imminent family breakdown, Call Derbyshire will contact your local area children’s team to try to get you the help you need as soon as possible, tel: 01629 533190.
Adult Mental Health
Alcohol and Drug Misuse
Derbyshire Recovery Partnership – 01246 206514/ 08453084010
Change Grow Live – 01773 303646 (For young people)
SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.
Self-help techniques Try Stress Management
Derbyshire Autism Services Tel: 01773 741 221 Email: email@example.com
Autism East Midlands or phone: 01909506678
Living well with Autism- 01332301350
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Derbyshire- CAMHS North Derbyshire NHS
Chesterfield – 01246 514412 Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Derby City – 0300 790 0264
Belper – 01773 880554
Buxton – 01298 72445
Teens and young people- Macmillan
Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone – 0300 456 8390
Advice Line – 03444111444
Text Relay – 03444111445
Children’s Continence Team – 01773 546841
School Nursing – 01629 593029
Kooth (For Children and Teens)
16 years +Derbyshire Insight Helathcare 0300 555 5582
Derwent Rural Counselling Service 0800 047 6861 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSE – Child Sexual Exploitation
Safe and Sound Group Phone: 01332 362120
Derbyshire Disability Services Fair Play Fairplay offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of the families. They offer support to children and young people, aged 0-25, and to parents and siblings. 01246 203963
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Safer Derbyshire 08000 198 668
Crossroads Derbyshire 01457 856675
The Elm Foundation Chesterfield 01246 540464
Beat Eating Disorders Helpline 0808 801 0677 Youthline 0808 801 0711
First Step SED Derbyshire 01332 367571 email@example.com
Extremism and Radicalisation
Jigsaw – Church in the Peak – 01629 584783
Internet Safety Advice for parents
Internet Safety Advice for Young People
Derbyshire Teenage mental health support Stem4
Support for anyone affected by mental illness Heads Together
Mind Wide range of support.
Mengage Male mental health
Range of downloadable resources MoodJuice
Online Safety and Internet Usage
Supportline 01708 765200
Girls and women Self Injury Support
Special Educational Needs
Young people 8-35 years Papyrus UK Hopeline 0800 068 41 41
Samaritans Call 116 123
Derbyshire Carers Phone: 01773 833833