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Mental Health and Well-Being

At the Lantern Primary School we value the good mental health and well-being of our pupils, staff, parents/carers and stakeholders. 
We aim to use strategies that actively promote good mental health and have a range of systems in place to support this.
The School Mental Health Lead is Joanne Clarke.
Cambridge Meridian Academy Trust also offers a centralised offer around mental health. Please click on this link for further information.
Health and Well-Being Support 
Service Information/Support Offered Contact details
CAMHS Live   Support with feelings of Depression, Anxiety, Self-harming, Suicidal thoughts, Stressed
Young Minds   Crisis Messenger Text YM to 85258
Childline     Online, on the phone help about all areas of concern. Web site is full of useful information 0800 1111
VOICE Victim of theft, robbery, attacks, abuse, violence, harassment, or stalking? 0300 3031965  
CIRV In a Gang and want out? Know someone else who needs help getting out of gang related activity? Call 24/7 on 07539183975  
CASUS Need help with Drug & Alcohol abuse? CASUS is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 in Northamptonshire. 01223 214614    
STEM Supporting teenage mental health 
NHS For your mind, for your body – support for all areas
NSPCC National Society for the Protection of Children 0808 800 5000 (free)
Samaritans Support for people in crisis 08457 909090
School Nursing Chat Service 07480 635443
Kooth Free safe and online support for young people
CHUMS Mental health and emotional well-being to support children Peterborough:  0330 0581 657 Cambridgeshire :  0330 0581 659

Apps to download for self-help.

App Helps you with Logo
Calm Harm (part of STEM) Help you to resist or manage the urge to self-harm and can help to reduce anxiety.  
Clear fear (part of STEM) Clear Fear is a free app to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.
Combined Minds (part of STEM) Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends provide mental health support.
What’s Up Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits
Mind Shift Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. Think of this app as the cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.
Happify The Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.
We are delighted to confirm that The Lantern School have been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools ‘School Mental Health Award’ – Silver Status. This reflects the school's commitment to promoting the good mental health of all of our members.


You can also email and someone from the safeguarding team will help you.



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The Lantern Community Primary
Nene Road,