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Be You

‘Be You’ is a new programme focusing on schools which is designed to improve and support the mental health and wellbeing of young people; enabling them to build emotional resilience and identify issues early.

Initially this programme will be delivered in the areas of Blyth and Hexham, but if it’s successful we hope to expand it countywide.

What is the purpose of the ’Be you’ mental health support team?

 Our team is aimed at supporting teachers to enhance mental health provision within schools so we’re here to give advice and act as a bridge to other services. But more than anything we are here to help young people develop healthy habits towards mental health and, where necessary,  offer support at an early stage.

Who will support the programme in each school as part of the ‘Be You’ team?

  • Senior mental health leadsThe primary contact point for the ‘Be You’ team within schools and supporting mental health and wellbeing day to day in their school
  • Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP’s)Work directly with individuals and groups of children and young people at risk of developing mild emotional difficulties
  • Primary Metal Health Workers (PMHW’s)Undertake interventions with individuals for moderate mental health needs and support other professionals through advice and training
  • Educational psychologists and assistant psychologistWorking with schools to develop whole schools approaches and delivering enhancements to staff knowledge and skills in this area.
  • Senior mental health lead co-ordinatorA qualified teacher, the role will support the senior mental health leads, chairing peer support group meetings and making sure learning is shared.
  • Peer educatorWorks to develop peer mentors so young people can help each other manage their own mental health and provide support when emotional difficulties arise.

Worry Assembly

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Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community that offer free, safe and anonymous support 24 hours a day. Their 'Struggling at Christmas' series offers advice around some of the most common issues that arise at this time of the year.  More resources can be found at -



Wellbeing remains at the heart of our provision. We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic  put huge additional pressure on families and as a school we want to continue to support in whatever way we can. 

The following members of staff are available to contact if you have a query or concern:

Brooke Phillips DSL

Judith Elliott SENDco

Nina Blanchet Assistant SENDCo

Steph Milburn AHT Inclusion Lead

Steph Milburn is available to speak to about any wellbeing concerns, please contact to arrange a meeting / phone call.




General Support for Families

Be You website: has portals for families, young
people and professionals and contains information about local services, resources,
links to other websites etc.

Northumberland Family Hub Padlet: has resources to support families from birth to 19 years.

Parental Conflict

Frequent and intense levels of conflict at home can put a child’s mental health and wellbeing at risk. The Relationships Matter programme delivers FREE support to parents in Northumberland, whether they are together or separated.

The programme helps parents improve their communication and solve disagreements, with the aim of reducing the conflict witnessed by their children.

There are four different interventions to support families of all shapes and sizes:

  • Parenting When Separated
  • Family Check-Up
  • MBT: Parenting Under Pressure
  • The Incredible Years

If you know a family who might benefit from using our service, please get in touch.

Website: Relationships Matter


Transition from one class to another or a change in schools can be unsettling for everyone. The following website includes information and practical tips to help support your child during a time of change.

Change is a normal part of life and can provide opportunities for children and young people to develop their resilience.