Mental Health and Family Support

In School Support

Pupil Support are always here to support in any way we can. Sometimes that might be with supports that are available in school and sometimes it maybe by working with outside agencies.  

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health please contact your GP for advice in the first instance.

We have a school counsellor and below is a list of some agencies and supports that may help.

Please contact your child’s Pupil Support Leader if there is anything we can support with in school and to let us know that your child is struggling.

Skye – Sian Falconer / Dean Tearney

Arran - Doug Robertson

Orkney - Gavin Ellis

Tiree – Louise Clarke

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Mental Health First Aiders

You can also encourage your child to speak to one of the school’s trained Mental Health First Aiders

  • It is important that children and young people feel that they can share their anxieties with an appropriate individual who has the skills, rapport, responsibility and the time to listen and to help, or can identify appropriate sources of support.”
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • They are trained to spot the early signs of mental ill-health in others. They are taught to confidently signpost someone to appropriate support, both internal and external, and they are equipped to deal with emergencies too.