School Counsellor

FHS Counselling Service

Please click here to read my report for the school year 2015-16.
Parents and carers of Year 7 students, click here to read my welcome letter.

Colette Rhodes

New Online Resource

MindEd for Families is a new online resource with information and advice on many different aspects of children’s and adolescent mental and emotional health, as well as parenting guidance and a whole range of other issues.

Click here to log in.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Click here for a list of organisations and helplines that can offer advice, information and support to parents and carers of young people.

Our Counselling Service

At Forest Hill School we provide a full-time counselling service which has been running successfully for several years and has supported many children by helping them to talk about and explore their concerns in confidence.

Students may access the service in several ways:

  • self-referral
  • referral by the pastoral team
  • referral by parents/carers

Students who self-refer will be strongly encouraged to tell their parents/carers, but if they are not ready to do this their confidentiality will be respected.

If you are interested in finding out more about the school counselling service click on the links below to access annual reports, statistics and evaluations:

Confidentiality agreement
Counselling Policy
Code of Practice

Support for Parents

The school counselling service is also open to parents/carers who are concerned about their child. Wednesdays after school (3:30-5:00pm) will be designated for parents who would like a discussion or telephone conversation about their child.

If you have read things that you would like to share with other parents I would be very interested to hear from you.

You can get in touch with me via the school switchboard or via email: c.rhodes@foresthillschool.co.uk

Colette Rhodes
School Counsellor

Helpful Websites for Parents

parentlineplus.org.uk
A good website with loads of information and support for parents on a wide range of issues. They also have an excellent telephone helpline.

pyoungminds.org.uk
A very good source of support for parents/carers concerned about the mental health or well-being of a child.