Principal - Lesley Welsh
Principal - Lesley Welsh


If You Need Help

If you need help

At George Pindar School, we are continually working to support students in feeling safe and well at school and to enable them to flourish both within and outside of school.

Within school, Mr Murray and Miss Pickles lead the safeguarding and pastoral support alongside the Heads of Year and Form Tutors to offer guidance when needed to all of our students and their parents/carers where appropriate.

If you have a concern out of school, please contact the Safeguarding Mobile – Tel: 07895132530 or email

Mental health is a hugely important consideration for young adults in today’s society.

We are seeing an ‘epidemic’ rise in the number of teenagers being diagnosed with poor mental health. In order to address this, we want to provide students and parents/carers with as much information as possible, practical strategies and knowledge of where to go for additional support.

This downloadable pdf document looks at how to deal with stress and how to manage positive mental health. The tips on this page are of particular help when facing examinations but are equally applicable to daily life.

It covers:

  • What is stress?
  • What are the physical and emotional signs of stress?
  • How to reduce stress
  • Positive self-talk
  • Stress indicators
  • Practical tips to reduce stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Social media
  • Fear of missing out (FOMO)
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Bullying
  • Personal strategies for success
  • Where to get support and help

If you need any help or support, please talk to a member of staff.


Please see the links below for a range of support and services available to young people and parents/carers;

Youth Access – Support for young people

Mental Health Foundation

NHS – Mental Health Helplines

Mind – Support for young people

Young Minds – Mental Health Support

ThisMayHelp – NHS Support

The Go-To – Emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children in North Yorkshire

Compass UK – Emotional wellbeing and mental health support; parents can also refer
Humankind Charity – Referral for drug/alcohol support for young people
Yorsexualhealth – Sexual Health Support
The Sleep Charity – Sleep Support
Carers Plus – Young Carers 
Young Minds – CAMHS
The school offers a ‘Kids Military Club’ for children who have a parent / parents who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.

The school offers alcohol support 1-1 or for small groups

The school also offers bereavement support 1-1 

LGBTQ+ group  – there is also a youth club in town 
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about the support above.