Student Support Services

Student Support Services was established to help to reduce the barriers to learning, to help to build resilience, to offer support and guidance and to help to meet the individual needs of each student, whatever that may be. 

Emphasis is placed on the importance of offering early help to promote the welfare of children as soon as possible. We can offer support through our mental health nurse, art therapist, school counsellor or support worker who can work with students on a 1:1 basis, or in small groups.  Safeguarding and Child Protection is also supported through Student Support Services and the safeguarding team. (Policy: Offer of early help)

Staff in SSS work closely with the SENDCO and with the progress team who oversee the progress and learning of disadvantaged students.

Recently, St Peter’s has been given the opportunity to take part in a national programme which aims to make mental health support for young people more available when they need it.  This programme will enhance the provision already offered to our students.  Find out more about the Trailblazer Programme.

If someone is really getting you down it helps to talk … maybe to a family member, friend or someone at school.  What about your tutor, Head of Year or someone in Student Support Services?

School Nurses are available to support you with your health and wellbeing’. If you would like to speak to a School Nurse, please message Chat Health on the free and confidential number 07507 333 351.


  • Abusive or controlling  relationship     
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 
  • Gangs
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Forced marriage
  • Body image and diet

Or anything else you need help with – we are here to help

Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning        (

TIC+Chat anonymous provides face to face (under normal circumstances) and online counselling service (

Kooth a Mental Health Service for Young People aged 11-18 (

On Your Mind links to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing (

Samaritans  Freephone: 116 123   Email:

Childline  Ring:  0800 1111

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline        Freephone 0808 801 0606 (5pm – 10pm daily)  TEXT:  07537 410022

Youngminds  TEXT: YM to 85258 

Forced Marriage  (Freedom Charity)  0845 607 0133   Text:  4freedom 88802  Smart phone App

Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)  Ring:  0207 008 0151 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)

Out of hours – 0207 008 1500 ask for Global Response Centre

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)  Ring:  0800 028 3550

2getherNHS Foundation Trust’s crisis teams       0800 1690398   (24 hours a day 7 days a week)

Teens in Crisis                                                            01594 372777   TEXT: 07520 634063

Relationship Abuse  GDASS  0845 602 9035   Email:

Suicide Prevention  0800 068 4141