Tell Someone


These notifications are only checked during the school hours of 8am - 4pm. If you need immediate advice, support, or help, please see the support you can access 24hrs a day

If it is life threatening, or you are unsure if it is life threatening, please dial 999

If you would like to talk to someone confidentially and/or you are worried about something, you may access the following:

Childline | Childline Call 0800 1111

Samaritans | Call 116 123 or Email jo@samaritans.org

Kooth | online mental wellbeing community

CEOPS | Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Sometimes a student may find it difficult to talk to an adult when it comes to personal situations. If you want to report a concern about yourself or anyone around you, you can use

A concern may be connected with bullying, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, ‘sexting’, etc, please don’t ‘wait to see what happens’, TELL SOMEONE

Or if you see or hear something that doesn’t feel right... click here to

Click the link above to see the Tell Someone form. Fill out all the bits you can - don’t worry if it doesn’t all apply, the important thing is that you Tell Someone!

You can also email us at tellsomeone@kowessex.co.uk

What happens next?

We will investigate all reports made via Tell Someone! And an appropriate member of staff will be assigned to take further action.
You will be kept informed of all progress.

Please note, TELL SOMEONE is checked regularly by school staff in school hours but is NOT monitored out of school hours or in school holidays. If you are in immediate danger call 999.

If you need to talk to someone about anything you’re worried about, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit the CEOP website on www.ceop.police.uk

Further help and support can be obtained from the following organisations


MindLine Somerset Emotional support helpline – for everyone (24/7)
Call 01823 276892

Mindline is a confidential listening service which provides a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give basic information about mental health and local support services.

Samaritans – for everyone, (24/7)
Call 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Childline – for children and young people under 19 (24/7)
Call 0800 1111 – the number won't show up on your phone bill

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

SHOUT 85258 – for everyone, (24/7)
Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

A Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

Papyrus – for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text 07786 209697
Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. You can contact them for help and guidance for yourself or for someone else in your care.

Kooth - online chat, Monday – Friday 12pm – 10 pm and Saturday – Sunday 6 pm to 10 pm.

Safe and anonymous online chat support for young people – friendly counsellors, self-help and community support.

Somerset Direct

Information on children’s social care and safeguarding

Young Minds

From eating disorders, to abuse, anxiety, and depression – suggests support for a huge range of difficulties for young people and their parents/carers.

MeeTwo

A safe and secure forum for young people to discuss issues affecting their life. Anonymous advice from experts regarding mental health, self-harm, relationships and friendships.

Fancy a Chat


A service set up by Young Somerset for young people wanting a chat with a youth worker or wellbeing practitioner.

Young Somerset
Call 01278 722100