Mental Health and Wellbeing

With more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK being diagnosed with a mental health condition, we recognise that both parents and students need help and support from us in terms of students' mental health and wellbeing.

With this in mind, we hope that the resources below will help you, whether you are a student or a parent.

We have also created this document which we hope will help, and Dorset have provided this flyer containing some key contacts and sources of support.

Following our return to school in March, please find below a video which we hope you will find helpful in supporting your young person:


In addition, we held a Wellbeing Webinar for parents and students:

Please click here to view a recording of the webinar.

Please click here to view the presentation.

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Action for Happiness

5 Steps to Wellbeing

NHS - Guide to Young People's Mental Health

Young Minds

Mood Tracking

Keep track about how you are feeling by colouring in this wheel every day. Some suggestions for colours that you could use are here.

Local Organisations

The organisations that we have chosen to recommend to you below are self-referral; you can go along whenever suits Ymhyou and talk to someone who can help.

Ashley's Birthday Bank (telephone 07864 840443)

Christchurch Food Bank (telephone 07587 371088, email

BCP Family Hub

Family Partnership Zone


New Horizons

Christchurch Community Partnership

BH23 Drop In


Teen Breathe - this is available online at


We will update this section shortly. We hope to be able to recommend a selection of books available to students in our school library.

Chat Health

ChatHealth is a confidential text ChatHealth logo colour linear smallermessaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. Please click here for more information.

There is also Crisis Textline, which is open 24/7 - please click here for more information.

Letter to Parents from ChatHealth

Useful Websites

Health for Teens

NHS Live Well

Action for Children

Barnardos - related to supporting stress and anxiety linked to coronavirus and has a lot of useful information to support families

For general advice and to see what our Student Services department does on a regular basis, follow them on Twitter: @_TwySS