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wellbeing

Let’stalk

We recognise that a child's success in learning is deeply connected to their wellbeing and mental health. Teaching children to manage their emotions and navigate life's significant events fosters emotional intelligence and resilience, empowering them to face challenges with confidence.

Our approach includes strategies to help children recognise and express their feelings, develop coping mechanisms, and build supportive relationships. We aim to create a safe environment where children feel valued, ensuring their mental health is prioritised alongside their education.

We also recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing for adults. As parents, educators, and caregivers, your mental health impacts the children you support. Having the necessary resources to maintain your own wellbeing is crucial.

Below, you will find links to support networks for both adults and children. These resources provide valuable information, guidance, and assistance for managing mental health and promoting wellbeing:

Action for Children

actionforchildren.org.uk

Supports children, young people and families across England with emotional and practical care.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

0800 58 58 58
thecalmzone.net
Information and support for anyone who is struggling with things and needs to talk. Offers a helpline and webchat.

Child Bereavement UK

0800 028 8840
childbereavementuk.org
Help for children, young people, parents and families after the death of someone close. Offers support through local services, groups for young people, plus films and blogs.

Barnados

barnardos.org.uk
Practical information and emotional support for:

  • Young people

  • Young people leaving care

  • Young carers

 

Provides local services for further support in some regions.

Child Line

0800 1111
childline.org.uk
Information and advice for young people on topics like bullying, your body and relationships. Also provides:

  • A phone helpline

  • 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors

  • Online message boards

  • Welsh-speaking and BSL interpreter counsellors

Talk Grief

ask@winstonswish.org
talkgrief.org/grief-support

An online tool by Winston’s Wish, a charity supporting young people after the death of someone close. Advice and resources for coping with grief, plus an email helpline and webchat.

Hope Again

0808 808 1677
hopeagain@cruse.org.uk
hopeagain.org.uk

Information, resources and support for young people coping after the death of someone close. Also available in Welsh.

NSPCC

0800 1111 (Childline helpline if you’re 18 or under)
nspcc.org.uk

Support and information for children who have experienced abuse, or anyone worried about a child. Provides local services to help young people and families overcome abuse

Gingerbread

gingerbread.org.uk/information/children-of-single-parents
Offers information for young people whose parents are splitting up, or who have lost a parent.

Carers Trust

carers.org
Information and support for unpaid carers. Includes specific information and local support for young carers.

Anxiety UK

03444 775 774
07537 416 905 (textline)
anxietyuk.org.uk
Advice, support and information for people who experience anxiety

Citizens Advice

0800 144 8848 (England)
0800 702 2020 (Wales)
citizensadvice.org.uk
Information and advice on your rights, covering topics like money, housing and discrimination. Offers some local branches and an online chat.

NHS (England) 111

111
18001 111 (text relay)
NHS 111 BSL service
111.nhs.uk

Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England.

British Association for Music Therapy

020 7837 6100
bamt.org

Professional body for music therapists. Provides information about music therapy and a register of accredited therapists.

British Association for Play Therapists

bapt.info
Professional body for play therapists. Provides information and details of accredited therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

bacp.co.uk
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

British Association for Art Therapists

baat.org
Professional body for visual art therapists. Provides information about art therapy and a register of accredited therapists.

NHS Talking therapies self-referral

nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-nhs-talking-therapies-service
Information about local NHS therapy services for certain mental health problems. You can self-refer (England only) but you must be registered with a GP.

Relate

relate.org.uk
Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling and telephone support.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

psychotherapy.org.uk
Professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Provides online register of psychotherapists offering different talking treatments privately.

Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS)

0808 800 0082 (helpline)
18001 0808 800 0084 (textphone)
equalityadvisoryservice.com
Advice on issues relating to equality and human rights, including guidance for disabled people.

Turning Point

turning-point.co.uk
Health and social care services in England for people with a learning disability. Also supports people with mental health problems, drug and alcohol abuse or unemployment.

Beyond Words

booksbeyondwords.co.uk
Books Beyond Words is a charity providing books for people who don’t like written words, but read through pictures. They share simple messages through stories using coloured pictures. Topics include going to the doctor, bereavement, sexual abuse and depression. Some of the titles are available online.

Mencap

0808 808 1111 (Learning Disability Helpline)
mencap.org.uk
Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Services include an online community.

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