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Message from the School Nursing Service

By 28 April 2020November 18th, 2020No Comments

WE ARE HERE… a message from your school health team (11-19)


Hello, how are you?

These are strange times that we are currently living in and we hope you are keeping well. For some of you it may be very tough and we want you to know that we are here for you.

We would usually be around your school, and would be at your School Health Drop In, but we know that right now it is not possible. So, how can you chat to us?

If you wish to speak to our school nurses about any worries you may have about your own wellbeing, our School Health Team number 01254 585000, press option 2.

Then depending on what area your school is in, press that option:-

  • Darwen (DACA/Darwen Vale/The Studio/the Brambles)
  • Blackburn West (St Wilfred’s/Witton/The Heights/St Bedes/TIGHs Boys/Blackburn College)
  • Blackburn North(St Thomas Centre/ TIGHs Girls/Pleckgate/Islamiyah/QEGS/St Marys College/Jamiatul Wal Huda)
  • East Team (Blackburn Central/OL&SJ/Markazul Uloom)

If you don’t know which team to choose, select any one, and we will get you to the right place.

If you are not sure if we can help you, then get in touch with us anyway on the number above. We can always help you to find the right support. You are not alone and we are here.

There is also a list of support services below which you may find helpful during this time, depending on what your worry is. Please see below, take good care of yourselves, your school health team.

Covid 19 information for young people




Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid 19 pandemic.
Healthy Young Minds

Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid 19 pandemic.

Health and wellbeing


The refresh health and wellbeing website has been redesigned and recreated to be much more focused on supporting health and wellbeing, specifically during these unusual and challenging times.

Support for your Emotional Health and Wellbeing





Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling support if you are feeling low, worried and would like to talk to someone online.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation  Trust.


Children & Young People 24/7 support for Mental Health.



Mental Health and Wellbeing Helpline

08009154640 or

TEXT HELLO to 07860022846


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


For Mental Health Crisis support Under 16 years of age contact:

8am-8pm 01282 804806 8pm-8am- 01254 226074


For Mental Health crisis support Over 16 years of age contact:

9am-5pm- 01254 226430   5pm-9am- 01254226074

Anna Freud


Link to an evidence based support site with ideas for self-help and self-care.


For Crisis Helpline Text YM to 85258 for 24/7 support.

Young Minds telephone helpline for parents and carers: 0808 8025544


Young Minds has great support for helping you navigate your feelings during the Coronavirus Lockdown.



0800 11 11 (free phone, 24 hours)

If you are feeling down, stressed, anxious or lonely and want to talk to someone, free confidential help and advice is available for young people up to 19 years old.



Hope line UK 0800 068 4141


Non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 years who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person.

116 123 (free phone, 24 hours)

Samaritans is there to listen to your worries. They are free to ring and will help you to talk through your stresses.



Youthline 0808 801 0711 (Mon-Fri 12-8pm; Sat-Sun 4–8pm)

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity: a guide and friend for anyone affected by an eating disorder and those supporting them

0300 111 0323

Support for young people in Lancashire up to 18 years who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment


CRUSE Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677


If someone has died and you are struggling with your loss.



0808 802 0111 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)


Support for bereaved children and young people.



Online Safety




Advice and guidance at keeping safe online. What to do if you need help or wish to report an online incident.


CEOP Internet Safety Centre



Advice about staying safe, managing your identity, dealing with pressure, bullying or manipulative behaviour online.



Substance Support




Counselling and support for young people about drugs, alcohol and smoking


0300 123 6600


Advice and guidance on drug and alcohol use. Information on effects of drugs and how to get support if your struggling during lockdown.



0800 328 6297 (free phone)


If your struggling with smoking and you want to reduce and quit. This team will help you make a plan to beat the cravings.


Domestic Abuse


The Wish Centre

01254 260465

Advice for young people who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse in the past, or those who may be vulnerable to abusive relationships, or need support in building positive friendships and relationships.
National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247 (free phone, 24 hours)


Call/Text 116 000 (free phone, 24 hours)


Run by the UK Charity Missing People for young people thinking about running away or anyone who is worried that someone they care about is going to run away.


Sexual Health and Relationship Advice




Please call 01254 268700




Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts. Brook is located in Blackburn and operating telephone consultations at these times.

Monday         12:00 – 17:30

Tuesday         CLOSED

Wednesday  12:00 – 17:30

Thursday        CLOSED

Friday 12:00 – 17:30

Saturday        11:00 – 14:30

Sunday           Closed



For information and support about sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, unplanned pregnancies and where to go for help if you’ve been sexually assaulted.


General health support Support for young people with continence issues. Advice guidance and online support.

Apps for support  






App for mindfulness to help bringing some calm into your day.


Period Tracker apps



If your struggling with your periods, or loosing track with them, then your app store/google play have a variety of apps for supporting you with managing your periods and wellbeing.
Gratitude Apps When its hard to feel the sunshine in cloudy days, gratitude apps help you to see the positives, however small and have good outcomes to improve your wellbeing.