Western Isles Psychological Wellbeing Hub

The Western Isles Psychological Wellbeing Hub launched today, Monday 4th May 2020. It is for anyone of any age living in the Western Isles areas who is feeling psychologically distressed and wants to seek additional support for their psychological health or the psychological health of their child.

While we recognise that anxiety is to be expected right now, this service is for people who notice that they are experiencing continuous anxiety or distress due to their situation just now or feel that they are in need of some extra support. People might feel particularly anxious if they know someone who has the virus or is ill, or those who have had mental health or psychological difficulties before might feel those symptoms heightened or worse during this difficult time.

The Psychological Wellbeing hub will complement the support being offered through Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Resilience Helpline which provides people with information on how to access practical support and the NHS Advice Helpline which provides information for general health queries or concerns regarding the Covid-19 situation.

The Western Isles Psychological Wellbeing Service will operate during the normal working hours of 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.   Out with these times individuals will be directed to local and or national support services who will be able to offer assistance.

Referral to the hub can be made by downloading the referral form at and then emailing it to


For those without internet access a referral or self referral can be made by phoning the Community Navigator Team on 01851 708022 or the NHS Western Isles Covid 19 Advice line on 01851 601151.


School Uniform/Eideadh Sgoile

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s policy is that pupils attending schools within the Western Isles shall wear school uniform. We support that policy and encourage Sgoil Bhreascleit pupils to wear their school uniform. On the days that pupils have PE they may wear dark jogging trousers, dark shorts, a school polo shirt and gym shoes. It is important that parents label their children’s clothing so that any items can be returned immediately. As the weather can be wet and windy, all children should bring a jacket to school. Sweatshirts, pullovers, cardigans, ties and fleeces can be purchased through the school.

Based on parental income, some families may be eligible for a clothing grant from the Education Authority. Application forms, which must be  submitted annually, are available from the school office or Education and Children’s Services Department.


On the days that pupils have PE they may wear dark jogging trousers, dark shorts, a school polo shirt and gym shoes. It is important that  parents label their children’s clothing.

Pupils will have PE on different days and each class teacher will inform you when the P.E. kit is required.







Policies at Sgoil Bhreascleit

School policies are listed below. Please contact the school office if you wish to view any of the policies.

Local authority policies may be viewed at:

  • GIRFEC – Getting It Right For Every Child
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Most Able Children
  • Anti-Bullying and Equalities
  • Support for Bereavement
  • Care and Welfare
  • Child Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Inclusion
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Dress Code
  • Pupil Participation
  • Children Missing from Education
  • Home to School Transport
  • Disruption to Education on Account of Bad Weather
  • Parental Involvement Strategy
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Gaelic
  • Science
  • Expressive Arts
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Religious Observance in Eilean Siar Schools
  • Technologies
  • Citizenship
  • Homework
  • The Use of Information & Communications Technology in Learning & Teaching in Schools
  • E-safety and Acceptable Use of Communication Technology in Schools