Support in School
People in school who are there to listen and can help you.
Is there someone in school you could talk to?
There are people in school who can listen and support you.
Key support people in school are your Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher if you are in primary school and your Guidance Teacher if you are in secondary school.
School support staff can help by:
• Providing information
• Supporting within school
• Helping you to access other services and supports
If you feel unable to talk to school support staff think about whether someone could support you to do this or if someone else could talk to them for you. Maybe another teacher, youth worker, family member or friend could help?
Different schools will have different supports available. For example, your school might have a range of groups, lunch clubs and/or spaces where you can go for time out. Support staff will be able to guide you.
Some examples of services you might be referred to in school are:
- School Nurse
- Home School Link Worker
- Inclusion Worker
- Educational Psychologist – click to find out more
- SEBN Service – click to find out more
- SONAS - click to find out more
Other staff at school can support with your wellbeing, such as:
- School Youth Workers
- School librarians
Mental Health Champions!
- Mental Health First Aiders: you can find out which school staff are trained in Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People.
- Young Mental Health Champions: there will be some young people in every secondary school in Moray who have taken on this role to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.