Tapton School Academy Trust

Health and Wellbeing

At Tapton School Academy Trust we take the physical and mental well being of our pupils and staff very seriously. We have therefore put together some useful information and websites for you to use and read.

Lockdown Resources


These resources address, and offer supportive information, around the challenges of home schooling, the issues of dealing with boredom and managing the feelings of grief which self-isolation is activating in all of us to some degree.






Mental Health  

 Epic Friends

This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.


 Young Minds

Leading the fight for the future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.


Voice Collective  

Support and information for people hearing voices, 14-19 year olds.


 Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Guide



National Self Harm Network 

Advice and support.


 Calm Harm App

Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.




Mental Health Advice; reducing stigma campaigns under 25 section.


Head Space 

Meditation / relaxation app, 13 and up.

"Brilliant things happen in calm minds."


 Mental Health and Wellbeing Apps

Student Psychological and Counselling services.



Mindshift anxiety application 12 and up.



Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, you are worried about someone else,or you are interested in how to stay mentally healthy, there are lots of different ways you can look after your mental health and find support.



Kooth.com is an online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people in Sheffield aged 11-18 years and to those who are leaving the care system up to 25. It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health and support.


 Papyrus UK

Papyrus-uk.org is a confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person, through their helpline - HOPELINEUK.


 Sheffield Flourish

Sheffield Flourish have now launched the Sheffield Suicide Support website, which is available here.



 Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the world's first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever.

Using the location web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere, to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety, to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a 'talk now' button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.

It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more then 1,200 validated support networks already registered on the web app and this number increasing each day. It has been endorsed by the Samaritans and 25 other national mental health support organisations and trusts.



 Eating Disorders

Under 18s helpline - 0845 634 7650.


Child and Family Support 


Information, support, crisis line - up to 19.

0800 1111


 Children and Young People's Empowerment Project

The Children and Young People's Empowerment Project is a charity dedicated to raising the voices of young people and giving them the confidence, influence and platform to shape their world.



18 years and under.

0800 1111



If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222.

You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.


 Young Deafhope

Young DeafHope is a unique project working with young Deaf people of eleven years and older, to raise awareness of abuse and domestic violence. Our aim is to help young people change or avoid abusive behaviour, and to help them to have healthy relationships and stay safe.


Underwear Rule 

NSPCC have launched a video version of the successful underwear rule guide to help deaf children talk PANTS and stay safe.


Sheffield Young Carers 

Support and information for young people who have a carer's role who are aged 8-25 years old.



 Protect Young Eyes

Helps create safer digital spaces #FORTHEKIDS.



SAYiT's Vision is to create an environment that supports the sexual and emotional wellbeing of young people and empowers LGBT+ young people and those affected by HIV to transform their own lives and that of their peers by addressing issues of awareness, developing knowledge and addressing organisational discrimination and inequality. 


Cavendish Cancer Care 

Cavendish Cancer Care is a local Sheffield charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We believe no one should face cancer alone, so we provide emotional support through counselling and complementary therapies to the patient, their carer and their children. Our services are provided free of charge and we rely on the donations from supporters and help from volunteers to continue our work. We provide the support that local families deserve. 



 Hope Again

Children and Young people - Hopeagain - 0808 808 1677.

Adult - Cruse Bereavement Care - 0808 808 1677.


Child Bereavement UK

Explaining miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn baby to young children.


Winston's Wish  

Another useful source of support and information around bereavement Winston's Wish. A useful summary of their support for children experiencing loss is available here.


National Autistic Society 

Incidentally, the NAS have launched their re-brand with a new logo and a new vision 'a society that works for autistic people.'


Grief Support for Young People

Please find below links to both Google Play and the IoS App Stores.



 NEW helpline for Grief and Bereavement

Grief Encounter is one of the UK's leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Free to call; Monday - Friday 9am-9pm)
Email: grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk