Mental Health & Wellbeing

Useful Links & Resources:

Link to MindEd

Booklet > Supporting children with the transition to secondary school

Helpline for parents – 01258 474036  

This helpline has been set-up to support those who are worried about their child or teenager during the lockdown. It is run by Dorset Council’s Educational Psychologists and is completely free.
The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm. Callers need to ring and make an appointment for a 30 minute phone consultation.

Supporting a child with anxiety – tips and advice

Connections – 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

A useful guide by MindEd for parents in talking about mental/emotional health issues. Page 7 has some useful links to MindEd that some of you may find helpful.

> Talking to My Child

Let’s talk about life online: advice for parents & carers – Childnet Practical advice and guidance to help parents discuss the online world with their child; including simple conversation starters and advice on tackling difficult topics that may come up.

Parents’ and Carers’ Guide: Let’s talk about life online | Childnet

Social media guide for parents – YoungMinds 10 tips for parents for talking to young people about their use of social media and the internet, and the impact it may be having on their mental health

Social Media & Mental Health | Guide For Parents | YoungMinds

Guides for parents/carers on online games, apps and social networks – NSPCC Information for parents and carers on the most popular apps, games and social media platforms that children use, providing useful information and advice on how appropriate they are and any potential risks to be aware of

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Coping while caring for someone else – Mind

The Wave – A guide to staying emotionally well during isolation:

Wellbeing Pack

Mental Health Leaflet:

Parent leaflet 

Managing Stress:

How to Manage Stress

Talking about Relationships:

Sources of advice for Self-Harm

Websites and Apps for Self Harm

Kooth: Supporting Adults

Mental Health – Parental Bulletins

Parental Bulletin 9

Parental Bulletin 8

Parental Bulletin 7

Parental Bulletin 6

Parental Bulletin 5

Parental Bulletin 4

Parental Bulletin 3

Parental Bulletin 2

Parental Bulletin 1



Kinder, Happier Dorset Online Event

We know that many young people have struggled with their mental health during 2020, and we want to make sure more young people are equipped to look after their own mental health and are able to support others with their mental health too. That’s why we’re starting 2021 with an exciting series of evening ‘Keep Connected’ workshops to help young people stay better connected with their own happiness, enable them to feel less lonely, and help them spread some happiness to others too!

Workshop dates and times

The workshops will take place on Zoom every Monday from 18 January to 22 February from 5.30 – 6.30pm. Places can be booked at:

Find out more: Happier Dorset Poster


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