Mental Health

At Anchorsholme Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we:

  • Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries.
  • Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better.
  • Encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’.
  • Help children socially to form and maintain relationships.
  • Promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count.
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.

Our Emotional Wellbeing offer:




Meet and Greet
Personalised greetings
PHSE lessons
Playground Buddies
Growth Mindset
The Anchorsholme Way
Calm Corners
Suggestion box
Worry Monsters
Visual timetables
ACES time
School ethos
“Catching the good”
Non-shouting school
Daily Walk and Talk (Track)
Transition days
Celebrations of Learning
Trusted adults
Dedicated relationships
Sensory Circuits
Walk and Talk
Protected play
Lego Therapy
Regular drop-ins
“Eyes on” children
Pastoral sessions
Nurture groups
Learning Mentor
Gathering “child’s voice”
IDL Wellbeing programme
Wider opps (music/film)
School nurse
Transition photo books
The Den
Educational Psychologist
Headstart (transition)
Resilience Practitioner
S&L therapist (NLP)
The Linden Centre (bereavement)
Inclusion Team (SEMH advisor)
Draw and Talk (external)

Lead staff members:

    • Tina Foster – Senior Mental Health Lead / Accredited Adult Mental Health First Aider
    • Jane Carter – Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider
    • Helen Eckersley – Accredited Youth Mental Health Champion



Warm Up Hubs

Blackpool FC, Blackpool FC Community Trust and Blackpool Council are working together to tackle the cost of living by helping you keep warm this winter.
Join us at Bloomfield Road Stadium for a warm meal, activities or just a place to feel cozy and safe.

Further information can be found below
Telephone: 01253 348691
Email: [email protected]




National Sleep Helpline

One in four children in the UK are not getting enough sleep, this has an impact on their behaviour and ability to learn, as well as their physical health.

The new National Sleep Free Helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to parents about their own sleep issues).

The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is 03303 530 541.

Further information can be found here:




The Options4cyp include: PMHW’s, CAHMS, CYWP’s, CASHER, Psychology, Youtherapy and SHINE/MHST a representative from each service will be attending to talk about what support they individually offer to children and young people.

Join us on Tuesday 7th February 2023 between 2:30 – 5pm at Revoe Family Hub, Grasmere Road, Blackpool, FY1 5HP.

Children’s Mental Health Week

6 – 12 February 2023 is Children’s Mental Health Week. The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Let’sConnect.

Please see below some further information and tips for parents & carers.


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Extra Curricular Activities

Staff Members

Years Established