Everybody has times of need where good support is crucial and never more so in the two years students spend in the Sixth Form.

Here at JM6 we have a strong pastoral team, with regular 1-1 tutor mentor sessions during morning tutor time; a weekly confidential drop-in session with Nurse; a dedicated Sixth Form team as well our own Pastoral Lead Mrs Crickett, who is at hand to talk to, give advice and make any necessary referrals.

We believe in a holistic approach – good mental health enables good academic success.  In addition to our in-house team we have external support from Briony our school nurse who is available for a confidential Sixth Form drop service on a Tuesday morning.

We are also fortunate to be able to refer to WEST (Wellbeing Emotional Support Team) who are in school on a Tuesday or CLD Counselling who are in school on a Wednesday and Thursday.

The Sixth Form team are always available to assist and support, but of course the following external organisations offer good support for young people:

NSPCC                           0800 1111 (under 18s)

Support and advice for children who have experience abuse

Switchboard                 0800 0119 100

Helpline, webchat & nationwide database of LGBTQIA+ services    https://switchboard.lgbt/

Citizens Advice Herefordshire

Advice on debt, benefits, employment, housing and more             www.herefordshirecab.org.uk

advice@citaherefordshire.org.uk/                          03448 269685

Sixth Former dedicated slot
Kooth                                                         https://www.kooth.com/

Online support for students, helpful articles, discussion boards, live chat and a daily journal.

Young Minds                                            https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Really good source of practical tips and advice on social anxiety etc.

Strong Young Minds                                https://strongyoungminds.org/

Advice & support for 10-26   01432 269245

FRANK     https://www.talktofrank.com/  www.talktofrank.com/livechat

Confidential advice for young people 24/7 about drugs and alcohol

0300 123 6600            Text 82111

Cruse Bereavement Support                   https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Grief support for all ages via chat or 1-1 sessions Face to face, telephone or online               0808 808 1677

Victim Support                                           https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ 

08081 689111

Young people emotional & practical support if affected by crime and traumatic events.


If you feel overwhelmed or have suicidal thoughts

SAMARITANS                116123

Hopeline UK                   0800 068 4141

Text 07860 039967 e:pat@papyrus-uk-org