Mental Health And Wellbeing

As we progress through another lockdown period, it is more important than ever to ensure we look after our own mental health and wellbeing.

On the school website you will find a variety of links to different resources to support the health and wellbeing of our parents, pupils and staff.

Wellbeing Supports For Parents, Pupils And Staff – Orchard Brae School

NHS Grampian have also launched a Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Support page full of advice and signposts on where you can seek support and advice.

Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Support (

This includes links to:

  • Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub who can be contacted on 0808 1963384 for a range of support. This service is available Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm. At any other time you can get lots of advice and support on the website
  • Who Cares? Scotland who have set up a 7 day helpline to support Care Experienced people during Covid-19.  The Helpline is open from 10-6 Monday to Friday and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday. The numbers are 07756 047389 or 07545 337152. An experienced member of our team will take the call as a first responder and then provide immediate support or pass information on to our local team to provide additional/ongoing support. More information can be found on the Who Cares? Website.
  • Self referral guidance for the Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub, who can offer additional support with your own mental health or that of a family member. How do you self-refer to the Psychological Resilience Hub? (

For staff, our remember that our Employee Assistance Programme providers, Time for Talking, are also available 365 days per year, 7 days per week, 24 hours a day if you need them.  They have also produced some really helpful podcasts for us, to explore how we can deal with some of the challenges we now all face. 

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