Mental Health Support

At Educational Diversity, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellness for our whole school community.

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that: “schools have a role to play in supporting children to be resilient and mentally healthy”. At Educational Diversity we believe children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and impacts significantly upon their learning, relationships and outcomes in later life. 

We are supported by the SHINE Mental Health Support Team and have a YouTherapy therapist in school 5 days a week to support our students. There are also other services available to support our students: 

The child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) for Blackpool. They accept referrals for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.  Referrals are accepted by professionals working alongside you- speak to school or your GP.

Phone: 01253 957160 



The CASHER Team are based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They see young people up till the age of 25 who require mental health support out of normal hours.

They also run a weekend clinic from 2pm-4pm every Saturday and Sunday and a group for 10-16 yr olds every Tuesday from Talbot & Brunswick Family Centre.

Phone: 07810 696565


Healthier Minds
Blackpool Healthier Minds Service, (formerly known as Supporting Minds), offers a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over.

Phone: 01253 955700



PMHW (Primary Mental Health Workers) offer a ‘no appointment necessary’ drop-in at a variety of venues across Blackpool (full list available below).  PMHW Drop In is a confidential space to discuss worries and concerns with a Mental Health Practitioner who is part of the CAMHS Team. A PMHW can link in with schools and services to work together.




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