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Student Wellbeing Office


Student Services

Ms Kempt and Ms Watkins are based in the Student Wellbeing Office, next to the Medical room. If you are struggling with school, home, friendships, bullying, anxiety, exam stress, emotional health or feel generally low in mood, we are able to set up a meeting where you can talk privately about these issues. Following our meeting, we might suggest one of the following forms of support, which are all available in the school:

Counselling/Coaching/Groups/Workshops/One to One Sessions

  • Counselling or Coaching:  see COMPASS (Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring Provision at Stringer School) page for more details

  • Workshops: workshops usually consist of a one-off small group of students who have similar issues, such as anxiety, managing emotions, exam stress etc…

  • Groups: an example of a group would be between 4 to 6 sessions, meeting weekly for an hour with the same small group of people working on issues such as….emotional management, friendships, self-esteem etc….

If you have concerns about yourself or someone you know regarding other issues, such as depression, gender identity, eating, substance misuse, OCD, self-harm etc. then please let us know.

How to Contact Us:

  • Visit the Student Wellbeing office to make a self-referral (Drop a note in the box located outside the room and we will contact you.

  • Talk to your tutor or Head of Year and ask them to refer you. 

  • Also the School Nurse will be in the Medical room at break time on a Thursday.

[Please note: if you need to talk to someone today then come to the lunctime ‘Drop-in’ where a member of staff will be there to offer you advice and support. 'Drop-in' is open daily from 12.30 – 12.55 in the COMPASS room next to the 'exam office' and meet someone from the 'Drop-In' team]

IMPORTANT: if you are concerned regarding a young persons mental health and need urgent support, please call CAMHS on 01273 718680 or click here for CAMHS website.

Parent Services

From time to time, we will have opportunities for you to join a parent support group for example, we are currently running a monthly drop-in for parents who have questions around self-harm. Please see the newsletter page for information on current group dates. We would also like to hear from anyone who has ideas for other discussions, for example, gender identity, eating disorders, substance misuse or OCD.

We also offer a limited number of 'book-in' slots on a Monday or Tuesday for a one-to-one session where you can share any concerns you may have about your young person's emotional wellbeing.


Please let us know via email if you would like to come along to a parent support meeting or 'book-in':

Jaki Watkins:

Louise Kempt:

   Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ          Tel: 01273 852222         Fax: 01273 852310        Email: