The Farne

St Cuthbert spent over 10 years living as a hermit on Inner Farne having moved to the island in 676 and died there in 687. 

The Farne in school is a friendly, happy and caring place helping students with advice and guidance on a range of matters in a peaceful environment.

"Pupils appreciate the calm spaces, dedicated mentors and specialist counsellors available to them. Pupils receive strong support for their mental health in the school's pastoral base, The Farne." Ofsted, July 2022

Mrs T Hunt
Farne Manager and Learning Mentor

Ms K Tierney
Learning Assistant


Useful Resources


Support, guide and help make decisions that are right for you.

Contact - 0800 111 or online



Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support.


A&E Department Whiston Hospital

People who are in Mental Health crisis or they have self-harmed and need physical care.



24/7 - Free - 116123 - Self-help app

Write a letter - Freepost - SAMARITANS LETTERS


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Assess and treat young people with emotional or mental health difficulties.

Information for parents/carers and young people.

Direct line - 01744 454368


Carers Trust

Am I Young Carer?

Contact - 01744 677279



Eating Disorders

Information and support.

0808 801 0677 Mon-Fri midday-midnight - 4pm-midnight weekends.



Mental Health Support Team in schools in St Helens

NHS Mersey Care

Advice for parents

Advice for students

MHST Summer Group Invite

Merseyside Police

Contact - 101 


Text SHOUT to - 85258 - 24/7


Barnardo's St Helens Resilience Service

Supports secondary aged young people in St Helens.

Contact - 07783 763382


Over the Rainbow

LGBTQ Support Group for young people 13-25.

Information, advice and guidance on a range of issues relevant to young people in general and LGBTQ young people in particular, including  coming out, bulling, sexual and emotional and mental health well-being.


Child Bereavement UK

Access through St Helens Gateway.



Help for young people and families.

Contact - 07912 059881


YAZ - Youth Action Zone



Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Team

Provide young people and their families in St Helens with a range of interventions, information, and guidance.

Contact - 01744 675605



Information or advice about sexual health.

Call, text, or WhatsApp - 07795452161


The Youth Service

Support for Children and Parents/Carers

Support for Victims

Crime and Justice

Healthy Eating

Money Health and Relationships

Youth Sports Programmes

Contact - 01744 677990