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The Bay CE School

Mental Health and Well-being


Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Their website has some helpful advice and guidance for young people and parents. Click here or on the logo below to visit their website. 

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust have a wealth of information on their website for young people and parents along with workshops and events to attend. Click here or on the logo below to visit their website. 


Mental Health UK is a website with lots of mental health and money advice. Click here or on the logo below to visit their website. 


Crisis Messenger

Do you need help now? The Mix.org.uk crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis, you can text THEMIX to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than five minutes to provide crisis help. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better. This service is delivered in partnership with Crisis Text Line and Shout.

Community Support

Barnados has lots of areas of support.
No Limits: space for you is a support service for children to discuss their mental health: drop in on Thursday at the children's centre across the road. 
Frankie service for sexual assault victims
Paragon for victims of Domestic violence. 
Kissy Puppy is berevement counselling. 
Macmillan also offer this

Upcoming events 

** Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for students and parents and carers **
Space 4U is an adolescent mental health crisis service for the Isle of Wight. We use a youth work-based model to help our young people. By offering a place where they can talk freely in a confidential space without any judgement, young people can express exactly how they are feeling. Our service will often have activities on offer, this helps them engage with us and builds up trust and aids conversation. We are different from other services because we don't offer counselling, we offer help and advice around mental health issues, and we are not limited to a number of sessions either. We currently do not have a waiting list, so issues can be dealt with quickly and not build up to something bigger. Our staff are highly trained professionals who want the very best outcomes for the young people we work with. We look forward to welcoming you with a smile and a cupper on our Open Evening on 24th January 2023.
See the information below for more details about the Parent Wellbeing drop in session on Tuesday 24th January at Sandown Family Centre (opposite the school). Miss Sephton, the Mental Health Lead Teacher at the Bay Secondary site, will also be available for the first half of the evening. Young people also welcome!

Educational Mental Health Practitioner - Aaron Youngson-Haynes

Hello, I'm Aaron an Educational Mental Health Practitioner working within The Bay CE Secondary School. I am a part of the Mental Health Support Team that visits Primary and Secondary schools on the Isle of Wight offering support for young people with mild to moderate mental health struggles. The team is a collaboration of the NHS, Barnardo's, and the Youth Trust working together to deliver a Tier 1 Children’s Mental Health Service. The support we offer varies from Low Intensity CBT parent led group work, assemblies, and workshops to support parents, young people, and staff. 

Young people's mental health has always been a passion of mine and given that I used to attend this school myself, it only seemed fitting that I come back and offer my support! 


If you have any queries, please speak to your Year Manager in the first instance.



Local Support 


Safe Haven Mental Health Support - click here