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.

Free Webinars

Anna Freud are running some free webinars over the summer. 

The first webinar will be for parents/carers with children waiting for their exam results

The second will be for those with children about to start Year 7.

The third webinar will be for young people themselves, helping them look after their own wellbeing as they start at university.  

Please find links for these below:

Supporting young people with anxiety before results day | Training | Anna Freud Centre – 8th August 2pm

Transition to secondary school: supporting your Year 7 child | Training | Anna Freud Centre – 9th August 2pm

Managing your wellbeing when transitioning to university | Training | Anna Freud Centre – 22nd August 2pm


If you would like support with a bereavement please find below some useful website links with further information:

grieftalk helpline - Grief Encounter

Bereavement support for children and families | Winston's Wish (

Bereavement and young people - NHS (

Dealing with grief and loss | Mental health advice | YoungMinds

Understanding grieving teenagers | Child Bereavement UK

How to support a young person who is grieving | Sue Ryder

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Please click on the link below for free or low cost counselling options for students

No cost low cost counselling and therapy options

Young Minds support for Mental Health Week 2023

Dorset Mind CYP Support

Dorset Mind CYP Safety Plan

BCP Mental Health Support Team Newsletter

MHST Newsletter

Parenting a Teen

Please click the box below for advice and resources for parenting a teen.

Parenting a Teen

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

Young Persons' Support

Please click the box below for further information on Young Persons' Support in Dorset and National Support 

Young Persons' Support


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 and Information

Health for Teens

NHS Live Well

Action for ChildrenNhs sexual health service

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

Kooth Jan23 Newsletter

Umbrella Group ASD Support

Coping with Self-Harm - A Parent's Guide

Webinar - Understanding Young People's Mental Health 

Click here for further information

Courses Available for Parents

Me, you and Baby too

Getting is right for Children

Arguing Better

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