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Yate Academy

Student well-being

OTR (Off The Record)    

OTR is a mental health charity specialising in children's mental health. OTR offers a range of support Such as Drop in sessions at their Hubs , Group workshops and 1:1 Therapies.

Drop-in sessions are held on Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm @ Armadillo, Station Road, Yate BS37 4FW.

Phone call conversations can be booked via book a chat link

The full list of workshops on offer can be found here.  The workshops, all aimed at 11 to 17 years-old, will consist of 1hr and 15min sessions on a digital platform, once a week for six weeks.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.  Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Weekdays 9.30am – 4pm)

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Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. It also offers multilingual services to South Asian communities living in the UK. Languages include Bengal/Sylheti, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Help and advice is free and confidential.   0800 1111 (24-Hour line)


KOOTH is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people between 11-18.  It is free to use and can be accessed by mobile phone, tablet or a desktop PC.

School Health Nursing Team :  Clinics Held - Wednesday Lunchtime

School Nurses work with children, young people, and their parents/carers to maximise their health and well-being. The School Nurse team can give confidential advice and support about : 


  • Mental health and anxiety management

  • Healthy Eating

  • Healthy Relationships


  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking 

  • Dental Health

  • Sexual Health

  • Sleep

  • Physical Health 

  • Toileting trouble