Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values.The Ryedale Values of Honesty, Kindness and Respect are woven into the fabric of our community.A creative and inclusive atmosphere in which individual talents are nurtured and allowed to flourish. We believe in providing the right blend of challenge and support to enable all learners to maximise their potential in every aspect of school life.Thriving art, music and technology departments have a huge impact on the life of the school, creating exciting opportunities both inside the classroom and as extra-curricular experiences.

Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
(World Health Organisation)

At Ryedale School we value the wellbeing of all staff and students within our community and aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health and work collaboratively with medical professionals to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.

If you have any concerns around your child’s mental health or wellbeing contact one of our Pastoral Managers Mrs Humpleby and Miss Young.

Years 7-9: Mrs J Humpleby
01439 771665 (Option 2)

Years 10-11: Miss A Young

01439 771665 (Option 3)


Sources of help and guidance for parents/carers and young people


Local Help

In addition to your GP the following local services provide wellbeing and mental health support.


CAMHS Crisis Team
If a young person is experiencing an acute episode of mental health the CAMHS Crisis team can offer help and support (08000516171)


Compass-BUZZ US

Compass offers a confidential text messaging service to young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire.

Text 07520 631168 for confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text.

Young people can text BUZZ US about any mental health or wellbeing worries. Such as low mood, stress, eating problem, self-harm, anxiety or self-esteem.

The service is open Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).


Compass Phoenix

Compass Phoenix is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people between the ages of 9-19.

The Compass Phoenix service is for those children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention of harm work in relation to mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

The aim of the service is to improve outcomes for children and young people’s mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people.


Emotional Health and Resilience Team

The 0-19 Healthy Child Service works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to support the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across North Yorkshire. Schools can refer into this service and parents/carers and young people can phone for advice/guidance (03003030916).


Kick Rexi Out

A local charity dedicated to helping families affected by anorexia and other eating disorders.  They offer counselling, support and education (Kick Rexi Out – Kick Rexi Out and 07425 346936)



The Wellbeing in Mind Team are an NHS service who work within Ryedale School to provide advice and support to ensure that each and every young person has access to timely mental health support throughout their time at school. If you feel that your child may need the support of the WIMT please contact your Pastoral manager in the first instance.


National Help

Young Minds
Young Minds has a parent helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person. It also has overviews of different mental health difficulties.
0808 802 5544

Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
0800 1111

Mind – Infoline
Offers advice and support and also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help.
0300 123 3393, text number: 86463

Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
01708 765200

Provides helplines, self-help groups and online support to anyone affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677,
Youthline: 0808 801 0711,
Studentline: 0808 801 0811

The Samaritans
The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.
116 123

Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children.
0808 800 5000

Calm harm App
Calm harm app which can be used to support students when they have the urge to self-harm.

Stop Breathe Think
Meditation App designed to support mindfulness and calming strategies.

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