Mental Health & Wellbeing

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.


Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Updated 3 March 2021


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


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

Wellbeing Pack



Mental Health – Parental Bulletins

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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