We want you, our students, to thrive at Nailsea School, we want you to be aspirational individuals, with a belief in yourself to be successful. We recognise that ‘success’ has a range of meanings and that it can only be measured by the achievement of you as an individual.

In order for you to be all of those things, we understand that your wellbeing has to be our priority. There are lots of ways to maintain good wellbeing, whether it’s through exercise, expanding your friendship groups and life experience through a range of activities, managing your workload, or finding the right person to talk to.

Our pastoral team, your tutor, Head of House, or any of the Safeguarding Team are here to help, please do approach them for advice and guidance.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of harm then you must let a member of staff know. You can tell any member of staff about your concerns. They then may pass it on to a member of the safeguarding team.

The email address for non-urgent matters is but it is always best to talk with one of the team in person.


We have put together a support directory and daily activity calendar ideas to help students manage their mental health during this challenging time.

‘Off The Record’ A Guide to Support ServicesDOWNLOAD PDF
Wellbeing Services DirectoryDOWNLOAD PDF
Coronavirus Anxiety – Self Help Survival GuideDOWNLOAD PDF


Here you will find a number of topics for discussion and pointers on how to help your own wellbeing.

Selfies & Self EsteemDOWNLOAD PDF
Managing ThoughtsDOWNLOAD PDF
Lockdown & Mental HealthDOWNLOAD PDF
Social Media & Mental HealthDOWNLOAD PDF
Stress & AnxietyDOWNLOAD PDF

RESOURCES – There are also a number of other resources that might be useful – see below.

It is the right of all individuals in Nailsea School to feel safe and secure without fear of bullying or intimidation.


Wellspring Counselling are an independent charity who work in and around Nailsea to help with wellbeing and mental health.

For further information please contact Wellspring directly – here

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, click here for an online chat


Chatlines Open

Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm

Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Confidential text messaging service for students between 11 to 19 years old.

Receive anonymous and confidential advice through text messaging from health care professionals on a range of topics including:

  • emotional and mental health and wellbeing
  • smoking
  • drugs and alcohol
  • bullying
  • self-esteem
  • stress and anxiety
  • body image
  • relationships
  • sexual health
  • healthy eating.

Text ChatHealth on 07312 263093

Availability: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Open during Term Time and School Holidays
(excluding bank holidays)

More details are available on their website

Returning soon – watch this space


A safe and non-judgemental student led group for any student questioning their sexuality or gender or wanting to support those students that are.


National Online Safety produce guides that focus on specific platforms/risks of popular apps and websites.

Believing in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it needed.

Sign up for their mailing list to receive a new weekly guide of a popular app or website sent to your email address