Support for Students

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, it may be a mental health emergency.​

Supporting you with your emotional wellbeing is a priority at Durrington High.

There may be times when you need to speak to someone in school or you would prefer to access support independently for your mental health. We can talk to you about a referral for counselling in school or out of school and can direct you to websites and APPS that may help. You can always speak to someone from your House team or Ms Tunbridge-Adams or Mrs Hatchard from the Wellbeing team if you need advice. Reaching out might feel hard to do at first but we are here to help you get the right support.

Ms Tunbridge-Adams

Director of Safeguarding



If you need to speak to someone outside of school hours or during the school holidays, please take a look at the following recommended support sites;


MindShift CBT - Anxiety Relief

Manage your anxiety, relax & be mindful.

Break free from anxiety and stress using this free evidence-based anxiety management app. MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Self-help App for the Mind (SAM)

SAM is a non-profit, community-backed wellbeing app to help you monitor and manage your mental health, with self-help techniques to help with anxiety, depression, loneliness and coping. SAM is informed by clinical best practice and academic research.


Worry Tree

WorryTree helps you to take control of your worries, transform your thoughts and feel better, using proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.


Clear Fear

Clear Fear provides you with a range of ways to manage the symptoms of anxiety.



Feeling Good Teens

Username & Password: coboost

Self Harm

Calm Harm

Join over 2 million users and learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app by choosing activities from these categories: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, and Random.

Suicidal Thoughts

Stay Alive

Stay Alive is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help people stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.


Giant Mind

Learn to meditate in 12 easy steps, then take the 30 day challenge to make meditation a daily habit.

With 1 Giant Mind, Jonni Pollard, a master meditation teacher, author, and founder of the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training Academy will teach you how to learn a ‘Being’ meditation technique. With 4 years of in-app research, this app has proven to reduce stress levels and generate overall better well being for users.


Feeling good Teens

Username & Password: coboost


Feeling Good Teens has 11 tracks, of varying length from 3 minutes to 11 minutes, with tracks that guide mindful relaxation, muscle relaxation, calming the mind, building self-confidence, coping with exam stress and sleeping well. 

Emergency Support

If your life is at risk right now

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.

To this day I am so thankful that I was told to go to A&E. Sometimes you need to hit a low in order to move on from one.


If you don’t want to call 999

If you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice:


If you need to talk right now

Whatever you’re going through, there are people you can talk to any time. You can:

These services are for anyone who’s struggling.

They won’t judge you.

They’re free, they’re anonymous, and they’re always open.