Student Support

Whatever the difficulty is that you are experiencing, you are not alone. There are many ways that we can help you, both from inside, and outside of school. Whatever it is that’s bothering you, please find someone you can talk to. That is the first step towards making things better. Don’t suffer in silence.

Help in school

Court Fields School offers all kinds of support from staff mentors to professional counselling. Here’s a list of some of the support available via your Tutor, Head of House and Child Protection Team – see the posters around site for more details.

A staff mentor can meet you once a week during assemblies. They can provide a listening ear, or help with things like organisation.
Intervention groups run by faculties usually support Year 10/11, and their main role is to provide a helping hand through the GCSE years.
The school clinic is run by the NHS school nurses weekly on a Tuesday in the meeting room in the SEN corridor. You can drop in to the clinic when it’s on.
The school Councillor is available by asking your HOH for a referral.
The Child Protection Team is available for all issues concerning the wellbeing of yourself or others.
Parent Family Support Advisers (PFSA) are available through HOH and the Wellington Children’s Centre, Courtlands Road.
Our Pastoral Support Assistant, Mrs Huggett, can offer advice and support and point you in the direction of the most appropriate person to help.
Mr Paul Cowling will offer careers support and guidance with the transition to college.

Drop in Clinic Policy

Independent Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

 

Help outside of school

The following services are run externally. We have checked these as far as possible, but we are not affiliated with them. This means that you can contact them without the school knowing. Sometimes it’s helpful to get some support before you feel like letting people know.

Although we have tried to ensure that these resources are as safe as possible, we have no control over the content of these external sites. If you have any concerns over the content of these pages, please contact the site directly, do not contact the school.

Minded

    Free online education to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues is available at the new E-portal for adolescent mental health.

Relate

    Support for parents of troubled teenagers.

The Samaritans

    Talk to The Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

HOPELine UK

      HOPELine UK is a specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to

      • children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves
      • anyone who is concerned about a young person

They will listen to you in confidence and try to help you deal with your own suicidal thoughts or cope with someone else who may be feeling this way

CHILDLine

    ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small

Somerset Young Carers

    Do you help or look after someone in your family? Is this because they are ill, disabled, or have problems with drugs or alcohol or their mental health? You might be doing the shopping for them, or the cooking, or housework. Perhaps you help them wash or dress? Or maybe you spend time cheering them up. Whatever it is you do, it means that you can call yourself a “Young Carer” and it also means that we may be able to help you.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

    Mental health support for young people, accessible via a referral from your GP, school or other. See the website for further information.

Barnardo’s Mandela Project

    Bereavement therapy and group work for young people affected by domestic abuse. Currently only accessible via referral.

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Service

    This is a service to support anyone in Somerset who has recently been bereaved by suicide.

Rehab 4 Addiction

    Offers a free and confidential helpline for people suffering from substance addiction. If you live in Wellington, contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690.