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Central & West Lancs Compass Bloom

Here at Compass Bloom we are committed to helping children and young people grow through what they’re going through.

We provide a free and confidential emotional health and wellbeing support for young people with mild to moderate emotional health and wellbeing needs who attend one of our allocated 63 schools and colleges.

Our team of kind and friendly people who are here to support children and young people’s mental health.

Sometimes, you may feel sad, scared or worried. Maybe you’re getting angry or frustrated. We can help get you the right help!

We come into schools and talk to children and young people in groups or maybe just one to one, whichever you feel more comfortable with .

How the service can help you

We help you build your skills to cope with:

  • Low mood: sadness, low motivation
  • Mild to moderate anxiety: worries, irrational fears and concerns
  • Difficulty in adjusting to change and transition
  • Difficulty in managing emotions: angry outbursts, frustration and distress

How we do it

  • We deliver evidence based interventions through 1:1 meetings and group work (usually 6-8 sessions based on what you need) for children and young people aged 5-18
  • We support the Senior Mental Health Lead to develop a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • We provide advice and guidance to school and college staff
  • We provide strategies to parents/carers to support with their child’s anxiety

Our service is made up of Assistant and Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners, Qualified Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds.  Compass Bloom is also supported by a Senior Management team and Administration team all committed to supporting children and young people.

How you can access the service

You can speak to one of the friendly team by ringing us on 01772 280123 or email

We will ask you a few questions to get started, then one of our team members will call you back to make sure we’re the right people to help.

We accept written Requests for Support through our 64 schools and colleges.

We aim to get you coping and feeling better about what’s going on in your life, by supporting your ‘Bloom’.

Opening times

Our office opening times are Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Most of the work we do with young people is done during school and office times but if these times don’t suit you, just let us know and we’ll see if we can arrange something at a time that’s more convenient to you.

We are not open on weekends or bank holidays.

If you require support out of these hours and feel you are in danger or at risk of harm, you can contact the CAMHS Crisis service on the following numbers:

West Lancashire – 01695 684262

Preston- 01772 777344

South Ribble and Chorley – 01772 644 644

Or in an emergency dial 999.

Get social with us

Meet the team


Service Manager


Team Leader


Team Leader


Team Leader


Supervising Practitioner


Supervising Practitioner


Supervising Practitioner


Supervising Practitioner


Supervising Practitioner


Supervising Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Educational Mental Health Practitioner


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner


Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner


Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner


Senior Administrator