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Mental Health & Wellbeing


The Statistics


  • Every week in England, 6 in 100 people will be diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder (Mind)
  • In the UK, over 8 million people are experiencing an anxiety disorder at any one time (Mental Health UK)
  • Less than 50% of people with generalised anxiety disorder access treatment (Mental Health Foundation)
  • 60% of employees are experiencing anxiety (Champion Health)
  • Only 10% of employees are seeking mental health support (Champion Health)


  • Around 1 in 6 adults in the UK are experiencing depression (ONS)
  • Women are twice as likely to experience depression than men (Streb et al., 2021)
  • 15% of women receive treatment for depression, compared to only 9% of men (Mental Health Foundation)
  • 56% of employees are experiencing symptoms of depression (Champion Health)


  • The most common cause of stress is work-related stress, with 79% saying they frequently experience it (Statistica)
  • One in 14 UK adults (7%) feel stressed every single day (CIPHR)
  • 76% of employees report moderate to high levels of stress (Champion Health)

Suicidal Thoughts 

  • Over 700,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds (World Health Organization)
  • 1 in 14 people self-harm (NHS Digital)

Financial Wellbeing

  • Over 1.5 million people are experiencing both problem debt and mental health problems (Money and Mental Health)
  • Almost 40% of people with a mental health problem say it is worsened by their financial situation (Money and Mental Health)

Mental Health in Children and Young People

  • 1 in 6 children aged 5-16 likely to have a mental health problem. (childrens society)

  • Now, five children in a classroom of 30 are likely to have a mental health problem. (childrens society)

  • 50% of all mental health problems start by the age of 14. (childrens society)

  • 39.2% of 6 to 16 year olds had experienced deterioration in mental health since 2017. (childrens society)

Getting Advise and Support

At Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, we strive to support our children, young people and families with their well being and mental health. This is at the heart of our school and together we can support each other with the highs and lows we receive throughout our life. Whether you’re feeling great and want to stay that way, you’re a bit fed up or you’re struggling to manage your feelings, this page has a range of links to information and tips ranging from how to boost your mood to where to get help if you’re feeling unable to cope. If you would like to speak to a member of our staff then please do not hesitate to contact school.

Remember to use our My Happy Mind Parent App for a range of wellbeing resources and advice. 



General Mental Health & Wellbeing

NHS Warrington Talking Therapies

Happy? OK? Sad? can point you to local and nationals information and resources.

Advice, blogs, articles and 1-2-1 online chat and messenger options for older teens and young adults.

Find local services, events, advice and support in Warrington

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information, advice, support and tools for children and young people up to 19 years old.

Free online counselling for 10-18 year olds.

A mental health database of local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS support.

Mental health support for young people and their parents and carers.

A free, confidential and anonymous text support service.

A storyline and skills app game which supports the development of resilience, personal growth and interpersonal relationship skills.

Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Phobias

A range of free and paid for self-help resources.

Anxiety In Children

An app that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help notice and challenge worries and create an action plan for managing worry.

The Anxious Child

Helps prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis.


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Depression in Children

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way.

A free app for managing depression with mood tracker, videos, meditations and thought diary.

Self Harm

Provide a range of services to support people who self-harm, and those that support them.

Self-harm advice guide for young people from Young Minds

Free self-harm support for 11-19 year olds.

An app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Suicidal Thoughts

Young people and suicide. 

Suicide Prevention UK help anyone who may be struggling with their mental health and/or thoughts of suicide.

Prevention of young suicide.

Obsessions & Compulsions

Advice, information, and support services for those affected by OCD.

Aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by OCD.


Eating Problems

Helplines, chatrooms and resources.

Advice for parents – Eating disorders

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