The Burton Borough School value the wellbeing of all staff and students within their community. We are delighted to be the first secondary school in the region to have been awarded the Gold Status of The Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools. The Burton Borough School provides a wide range of support to promote the wellbeing of staff and students, including our fully trained group of student wellbeing mentors. We have 10 attached to each small school and they work with students to support their wellbeing. Another avenue of support is our ELSA and the one to one and group workshop sessions she offers. As part of our wellbeing provision, we also have 2 school counsellors an anger management counsellor and we have a mental health nurse practitioner seconded to us once a week. All this enables us to offer a very comprehensive provision.

The Department of Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes; the Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and provides a framework to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.

We are committed at Burton Borough to ensure that every student and staff member has access to robust support for their wellbeing. We believe it is at the core of what makes this school the caring community that it is.

If you Need Help with Child Mental Health

Your GP
They will be able to provide help and advice. Your GP can also provide access to appropriate specialist services and local organisations.

Call 111
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS mental health services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website.

National Help

Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.

0800 1111

Mind -Infoline

Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help.

0300 123 3393, text number: 86463


Provides practical help, emotional support and specialist information for people aged 16 and over with mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

0300 304 7000


Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

01708 765200


Provides helplines, self-help groups and online support to anyone affected by eating disorders.

Helpline: 0808 801 0677,
Youthline: 0808 801 0711,
Studentline: 0808 801 0811

The Samaritans  

The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.

116 123

Young Minds  

Young Minds has a Parent Helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.

0808 802 5544

Youth Wellbeing Directory

Helps you find support for mental health and wellbeing of young people up to age 25 across the UK.

Free resource about mental health and addiction issues. It has advice and documents on issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, bipolar, eating disorders and coping.

Papyrus UK

Papyrus are a charity who work to prevent young suicide. They have produced a number of useful publications for school staff to refer to in the prevention of suicide, and also postvention should the worst happen in your school setting

Zero Suicide Alliance

Provide free training for school staff on supporting young people with suicidal thoughts.