Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils is at the heart of our work at Hillhead High School.

There are a wide variety of supports available to pupils at all stages, ranging from wellbeing activities in school to more intensive supports from outside agencies.

We have produced a new information booklet to help parents and families understand what supports the school can provide.

Please click the link below to download a copy. Paper copies are also available from the school.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Booklet

The school is also running monthly sessions for parents and carers to help families learn more about mental health issues affecting young people. These sessions are held in school. It is helpful if you can sign up ahead of the session, but this is not necessary.

The resources for these sessions can be found below. They are posted after each session has taken place.

Session 1 Mental Health Awareness

Session 2 Body Image

Session 3 Emotional Literacy

Session 4 Loneliness and Isolation

Session 5 Sleep

Session 6 Resilience

A range of additional resources are also signposted below.

We encourage all parents and families to speak with their child’s Pastoral Care Teacher in the first instance if there are any concerns about a young person’s mental health and wellbeing.


The NHS has produced this booklet containing links and telephone numbers for lots of really useful websites and helplines:

NHS GGC Online learning resources


Pupils in S4-S6 can access a new online resources called TogetherAll.

  • A vibrant online community where members can support each other
  • Available to all Glasgow residents aged 16-18 years
  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Trained professionals available 24/7
  • Self-assessments & recommended resources
  • Creative tools to help express how you’re feeling
  • Wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace


The organisation SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) has produced a really helpful guide about how to have a conversation with a young person about their mental health.

Starting the Mental Health Conversation

In serious cases, a young person may be referred to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Advice about the CAMHS service can be accessed by clicking the image below:



Below, you will find a range of resources which provide information about the effects social media may have on the mental health of young people.


Screen Addiction

Social Media and Mental Health

Social Media Pressures – Appearance

Social Media Pressures – Friends and Followers

Social Media Pressures – Influencers

Social Media Pressures – Likes

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