Support in School


People in school who are there to listen and can help you.

Support: Low to medium level
Speed: Short to medium wait
Access: Some services require referral

Is there someone in school you could talk to?

There are people in school who can listen and support you.

Every young person in school will have a named person. Your named person will usually be your Head Teacher/Depute Head Teacher if you are in primary school and your Guidance Teacher if you are in secondary school.

Your named person can help by:

  • Listening
  • Providing information
  • Supporting within school
  • Helping you to access other services and supports  

If you feel unable to talk to your named person think about whether someone could support you to do this or if someone else could talk to them for you. Maybe a 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. Your named person will be able to guide you.

Some examples of services you might be referred to in school are:

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. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing School Flourish Areas!

  • Schools in Moray are developing ‘flourish’ area’s to raise awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing.  These are often located in school libraries.