Soham Village College

Student Wellbeing

Looking after myself

Most teenagers will experience emotional ups and downs whilst they are at secondary school. As a young person and throughout adulthood, there will be times when you’ll have questions or issues relating to aspects of your life and growing up in general. Here at Soham Village College you can always talk to your Form Tutor, Head of Year, the school nurse and the Wellbeing Team at the Hub. Young carers can also speak with Mrs Daniels at Student Services about the support group she runs. You can also visit your GP.

Free and confidential help is always out there. It’s just a question of asking! Here are some other places you can go to online or in person to get the support you want.


KAOS Club - Tuesday Lunchtime M4

Student Well Being Group - Friday Lunchtime BM2
Free helpline: 116 123 (UK)

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. 

Samaritans are available round the clock every single day. They provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

A Cambridgeshire County Council website for 11– 19 year olds in Cambridgeshire.

Centre 33 is a local charity which gives advice, support and information to young people in Cambridgeshire up to the age of 25.

The lead UK charity dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm. Helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help beat eating disorders.

Students Against Depression offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves. 

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  

Free confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. Support is given by the telephone helpline, email or webchat. There is also a free telephone counselling service.

Created by young people for young people, the website aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up.

UK’s anti-racism educational charity to help tackle racism. 

One of the UK’s largest, most ambitious and pioneering anti-bullying charities providing digital advice, support and training for young people. Their goal is to end bullying and to resolve the harmful impacts once and for all.

Supporting young carers age 8-19 in Cambridgeshire.

The Who Cares? Trust is a voice and a champion for children and young people in the UK living in care. 

Offers help (called advocacy) to young people who are living in care or have recently left care. They can also help you if you cannot live at home anymore and feel you need extra support and services.

STARS offers support to children and young people in Cambridgeshire who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives and those who know that someone important to them is going to die.  

 A national website created by Women’s Aid that gives support to children and young people living with domestic violence, or to those who may want to help a friend.

 National drug education service, providing targeted and accurate information on drugs and alcohol.

 Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.

 Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.

 QUIT is the UK charity that helps smokers to stop and young people to never start.

Offers a telephone help line for people with gambling problems in the United Kingdom. Also offers an Internet chat help line.

Brook is the UK's largest young people's sexual health charity providing sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25.


Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

Advice for young people who are experiencing homophobic or transphobic bullying anywhere in England. Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS) provides information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire around drug and alcohol use to young people and their families. This website is a central point for information on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This site signposts you to important online information and local services on mental health and wellbeing for young people. It’s for children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals.

LawStuff gives free legal information to young people. It is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, which provides more detailed information both over the phone and online.

Pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire. Their website is a ‘one-stop shop’ for parents telling them what services are available, how to get support, who they can speak to and issues that may interest them.

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.  CHUMS has developed a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs. You can refer to any of their services using the online referral form.

Sparkly Hearts focuses on children and young people aged 13-25 who live with emotionally abusive step-parents. The site has personal stories including an interview with Axl Rose from Guns n’ Roses, to highlight how it is possible to recover from abuse.