We are open Monday to Friday between 9.00am – 5.00pm. Isle Listen is not a crisis service and only offers planned interventions. Should you or someone you know be in need of immediate support outside of our office hours you should contact Manx Care’s 24 hour Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team on 01624 642860 or the Emergency Services on 999.

We aim to equip the Island’s young people with the skills and resilience to navigate the mental health and emotional challenges of 21st century life

By providing education, early intervention and prevention skills, it is our aim to alleviate pressure on statutory health services and to avoid the unnecessary escalation of mental health problems which can make recovery more difficult the longer they go undiagnosed.

We believe that every student should have access to effective mental health support at the point of need, not the point of availability.

What we can support with

As an early intervention and prevention initiative, Isle Listen supports with low-level mental health and wellbeing concerns.

We can support with

  • School related concerns or worries e.g. exam pressure
  • Friendship and relationship difficulties
  • Low-level bullying concerns
  • Difficulties at home e.g. parental conflict, parental separation
  • Any low-level mental health concern e.g. worry or low mood, self-esteem

We don’t support with

  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic illness or symptoms
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Addiction or substance misuse
  • Diagnosed disorders or symptoms at a clinical level where an individual regularly receives support from CAMHS or alternative services
  • Suicidal intent
  • Significant risk-taking behaviours

How can we help?

Transitions in life are never easy and it’s completely ok to not feel ok.

But when stresses move from being a tough couple of weeks to a tough couple of months, we recognise that you might need some extra support to get you back to feeling awesome again.

We offer a range of services within schools and at our Therapy Suite, at Skanco Court, to support young people with their mental health.

Education

Our Wellbeing Facilitators work within secondary and primary schools, with children as young as 8 years old, educating students about mental health through classroom-based sessions and assemblies.

Listening Service

Within secondary schools we offer a confidential low level 1-to-1 listening service in which our Wellbeing Practitioners help students to manage their feelings with concerns such as exam pressure, friendship worries, bullying, social media difficulties and low self-esteem.

Therapeutic Support

For those that require a higher-level of support we have a team of experienced and qualified therapeutic professionals that can offer a broad range of psychological therapy, from our Therapy Suite at Skanco Court.

Accessing our service

If you feel that you need some additional support with your mental health, please speak to a member of staff at your school about accessing our Listening Service.

Our Listening service is confidential, within the parameters of safeguarding policies of the individual schools and our governance board, and offers a private space for you to talk about what’s worrying you whether that be school, relationships, friendships, exam stress or anything else you’d like to talk to someone about.

Looking after your own wellbeing

It can be worrying when you, or someone you care about, is experiencing a difficult time. Here is some useful information and advice to look after and support your mental health and wellbeing.

As a parent or carer you can feel helpless when your child is struggling and you’re not sure how to support them.

We recognise that family is a vital part of a child’s support network, and work with parents and carers to help them understand and learn skills on what they can do to support their child.

Primary schools

We engage with parents and carers to educate on how they can facilitate conversations with their children about mental health and wellbeing, and create a supportive home environment.

Secondary schools

We help parents and carers to understand some of the common issues that young people face, and what they can do to support them.

How we can support you

Throughout the academic year we run educational sessions for parents/carers of both primary and secondary school students, on a variety of topics to help you understand how you can support your children.

We also hold informal drop-in sessions where you can come along to meet someone from the Isle Listen team to discuss any specific concerns you might have.

Learn more

What you can do

Here is some useful information and advice to look after and support your child’s, as well as your own, mental health and wellbeing.

Greater responsibilities continue to fall to educational and teaching staff.

Our aim is to support you to be comfortable in raising conversations around mental health and how to signpost to appropriate further specialist services.

Primary schools

We engage with teachers in the implementation of low-level education surrounding mental wellbeing and how to go about this practice effectively.

Secondary schools

We prepare teachers to recognise the appropriate signs and signals, while educating them on the appropriate points of contact to signpost.

How we can support you

Throughout the academic year we run educational sessions for teaching staff on a variety of topics, to support you with looking after the mental health and wellbeing of students.

They are also an opportunity to meet someone from the Isle Listen team to discuss the support we provide in schools, or any specific concerns you might have.


Learn more

What you can do

Here is some useful information and advice to look after and support student’s, as well as your own, mental health and wellbeing.

Some more helpful resources

We have lots of other leaflets and guides with information and advice on specific mental health issues.

Go to resources

Isle Listen is a charitable initiative entirely funded through the generous support and donations of the local community. Can you help us?

Donate

Donate

Every penny donated helps us to continue our work towards removing the stigma surrounding mental health and support young people.

Fundraise

Fundraise

Without the generous support of people like you, we could not do what we do. Let us know if you’re raising funds for us or would like to support our campaign.

We want to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and ensure that everyone on the Isle of Man feels emotionally empowered and effectively supported.