Mental Health Support


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At Cottons Farm Primary Academy, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community: children, staff and families.  We want to support you, our parents and carers, as the most important influence on our children at school. Help us, help you, help us! Working as a team with you is the best way we can support our children socially, emotionally as well as academically.

Our staff are here to support:

Mrs Patmore (Principal and Mental Health and Wellbeing lead)

Mrs Gaskill (Family Inclusion Officer)

are here to help if you need to chat or want some advice.

We have provided parents and visitors to our website with a range of resources and information to support healthy wellbeing.  Please take time to look at these as there are lots of helplines and a great deal of advice to support families. 

Useful websites

Young Minds


 Every Mind Matters 

Public Health England

 NHS England


We All Have Mental Health


Telephone Helplines

Samaritans - 0330 094 5717 Derby

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.

Childline - Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

 NSPCC Helpline - Call 0808 800 5000 or email

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

 Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families


Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy