Tameside Primary School

Tameside Primary School

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Mental Health - Advice for Parents and Carers

1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health problems at some point in their life. Mental health problems can range from anxieties and worries caused by everyday life, to more serious long-term conditions such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia, which need treatment and support from specialists. 

For information about how to recognise the symptoms of a mental health problem go to the following link:

For local services for children the following link helps you search for services in your area.

A wide range of services are available for people with mental health problems in Sandwell. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a mental health problem, you should first go to your local doctor.

If you urgently need to speak to or see someone about your mental health outside of your doctors hours, you can: 

  • go to your nearest walk-in centre or hospital accident and emergency

  • contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90

  • call 999 where necessary.

 Alternatively you can speak with a trusted adult in school who will be able to help you.