Mental Health

Please speak to your child’s Pastoral Care teacher if you are concerned about your child’s mental health. Hillhead High School has four counsellors who support young people with mental health issues. Counselling services can be accessed via a referral system. It is also important to speak with your child’s GP.


In the first instance, it is worthwhile looking at this range of resources suggested by the NHS. There are 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 Mental Health Foundation has created a new support pack as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. There is a focus on kindness, one of our school values.

This pack has lots of useful advice and suggestions for activities:

Mental Health Week Supporter Pack


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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