Sources of Support
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Worries about COVID-19
We appreciate that this is a worrying time for students and their families. If you are worried about COVID-19, you can speak your Tutor or Head of House. Further support can be found at links below:
- The Mix
- Home learning: resources for mental health and wellbeing - Dorset Council
- School Nursing Team
- Sleep Hygiene Tips
- What to do when you feel stressed
Text your school nursing team for general confidential advice and support: 07480 635511 Available Monday to Friday between 8.30am-4.30pm, including school holidays but excluding bank holidays.
24 hour confidential advice and support. Call free on 0800 1111 you will come through to the switchboard. This is where someone friendly will ask if you want to speak to a counsellor. If you log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online, you might wait a little while before being connected with a counsellor. You can also send an email.
Young Minds Crisis Text Line
Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. Phone 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209697, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people – friendly counsellors, self-help and community support
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm.
New helpline from Grief Encounter for children, teenagers or adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Phone 0808 802 0111, email email@example.com or instant chat with trained professionals via website, Monday-Friday, 9am – 9pm
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Helplines are open 365 days a year from 12pm – 8pm during the week, and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays. Phone: Youthline: 0808 801 0711, The Beat Youthline email support is open to anyone under 18:
firstname.lastname@example.org One-to-one webchat can be accessed via the website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines/one-to-one
Information, advice and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability and their parents or carers.
Phone 01202 451970 email: email@example.com