At Hamilton Grammar School everyone’s mental health and wellbeing matters and we promote a stigma free community.
If you are worried or struggling, reach out and speak to someone- a friend, teacher, family member, trusted adult, a helpline (see below) or you can call NHS24 on 111, you are not alone and help is always available!
If you are in distress, or in need of urgent help, please make sure you speak to someone or dial 999 if you are at a crisis point.
School Counselling Service
Hamilton Grammar School works in partnership with The Spark counselling service to l provide 1:1 counselling support, in school, for our young people.
Please speak to your PT Pupil Support Teacher regarding the school counselling referral process.
Free & confidential support Help Line 0808 802 2088
Mental Health Support & Advice (for pupils)
Click on the links below to find Mental Health supports available.
Pupils can also join the HGS Mental Health Matters google classroom which contains further support information and resources. Joining codes are available on year group google classrooms or from your PT Pupil Support teacher.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope – you don’t have to be suicidal.
Visit: www.samaritans.orgThe service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone: 116 123 Text: 07725 90 90 90
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
NHS 24 is a call centre operated by the NHS to provide patients with health advice and help over the phone when your usual GP services aren’t available. Referrals can also be made over the phone to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.
Call: 111 or if you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator. Visit: www.nhs24.com
ChildLine Scotland is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine anytime and in these ways; You can phone, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. Visit the website to find out.
Call: 0800 1111
Mental Health Support & Advice (for parents)