Within school, any students who feel as if they need a little support can talk to their tutor, Head of Year or the Pastoral Support Team. Students who feel they would like to talk about a particular issue in more depth may also request an appointment with Isle Listen through their tutor, Head of Year or the Pastoral Support Team.

Alternatively, a number of outside agencies are listed below which may provide more specific support.


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. On Kooth you can chat to counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community and write in a daily journal.

Qualified counsellors are on hand weekdays mid-day-10pm and from 6pm-10pm on weekends.



The Samaritans provide a support service which can be accessed on the phone, by letter, via email orface to face meetings. They also have a self- help app.

Tel:116123 (free) or 663399



Childline is anonline support platform for young people to access. They provide 1 to 1 chat or email chat, a blog with message boards and help and advice on a variety of topics.

Tel: 08001111 (free)


Young Minds

Young Minds aims to ensure that young people get the mental health help and support they need. The website signposts where support is available andhas YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.



Jigsaw offers online mental health support which is telephone, video and text based. Their aim is to ensure that every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.


Manx Youth Connected

Through Manx Youth Connected (which is led by the Youth Service) young people can access information, support and guidance every night of the week between 7pm-9pm, as well as engage in chat and competitions.

They can be contacted through their Facebook page.


Motiv8 Addiction Services

Motiv8 specialise in addictive behaviours and support individuals who want to make a change in their lives. They also offer family/friend support if you are concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol abuse or gambling.

Tel: 627656 or 426400


Quit 4 You

Quit 4 You is a free ‘stop smokingservice’. They provide support, adviceand strategies to help individuals stop smoking.

Tel: 642404 or email quit@gov.im

Cruse IOM

Cruse provide afree and confidential bereavement support service which is available for everyone. For young people who have experienced bereavement, they provide one to one support, an annual residential weekend and regular social activities through their CruzKids groups.

Tel: 668191

Email: info@ cruse isle of man.org


Victim Support

Victim Support offers free and confidential support to the victims and witnesses of crime. They provide information, practical advice and emotional support.

Tel: 679950


Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap provides facilities and support for young people between the age of 14-24 who have ongoing health needs. Young people can contact the BtG team, book the BtG Pod whilst in hospital or access a BtG Entertainment Trolley for use on a ward.



The IOM LGBT+ Youth Group runs every Tuesday between 4-6pm at Cafe Laare. It is free, confidential and you will be made welcome.

Email: leanne.newbold@sch.im or tracy.jones@sch.im


Family Planning Clinic

The Family Planning Clinic is run by doctors and nurses and provides contraceptive advice and pregnancy testing. The service is free and confidential and they are happy to see young people and advise on sexual health and contraception matters.

Tel: 642186 or 642126



The NSPCC has a section explaining about bullying and cyberbullying. If you are experiencing bullying, please do tell any adult at school so it can be dealt with. At Lower School you can put a form in the SNAP box outside the Student Support Office or the Medical Room. Forms are available next to the SNAP box and the box is emptied daily.


Specific Support available during lockdown:

Motiv8 Young Person's Guide.pdf

Family Action Support.docx

Isle Listen Lockdown Resource Pack.pdf