Link to MindEd
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The Wave – A guide to staying emotionally well during isolation:
Mental Health Leaflet:
Talking about Relationships:
Sources of advice for Self-Harm
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:
Huge Congratulations to Henrietta in Year 12 for winning the National Young Farmers Junior Member of the Year Competition at the national competition finals in Stafford last weekend. To qualify to compete...