Staying physically and mentally healthy during this time is extremely important. Here are some links to resources to help boost your child's wellbeing.


Physical activities

  • Fitness Blender - Videos featuring a range of exercises and workouts. You can choose exercises by: degree of difficulty, type, gender and whether equipment is needed or not.

  • #ThisIsPE - Videos delivered by teachers focusing on the PE curriculum

  • This Girl Can

  • Activity Alliance - For young people with disabilities

  • PE Scholar - PE lessons and resources


Mental health resources

This is an online mental health support service that gives free and confidential advice for ages 10-25. There is the facility to chat with a team member and it also has an online community where you can remain anonymous but still access online support and counselling. The Kooth magazine is full of other people’s experiences, written by other young people. There are also Kooth discussion boards where you can start or join a conversation on all sorts of topics and issues. There are also tools to help you to help yourself, like keeping an online mood diary. Another feature is Kooth messenger where you can chat with others, via messages, or even contact a trained counsellor to have a conversation through text messages. Counsellors are available from 12 noon till 10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm on weekends every day of the year.

Anyone under 25 years old can phone their helpline for free on 0808 808 4994. There is support there 7 days a week, from 3pm to 12am. They also have a crisis text messaging service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text THEMIX to 85258 to access this free service. The Mix also offers contact via email, webchat or one-to-one chat or short term counselling support. They will offer support on a wide range of issues: mental health, homelessness, sex, exam stress, debt, drugs and so on.

Youth Line: 0330 606 1174 Everyday 10am-10pm 365 days of the year

Charity that helps people who experience panic attacks, phobias, OCD and other anxiety-related disorders

  • Childline - Call 0800 1111 for free to speak to a counsellor.

Or you can access online support to message a counsellor, or email them www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

There is a wealth of material on their website that’s worth looking at as well

Every Mind Matters for information written specifically for youths: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/youth-mental-health/ There’s information about low mood, anxiety, stress, sleep, exercise, dealing with change. There are short videos to watch and lots of other links to other support pages and websites.

There is material here on racism and mental health; sexuality and mental health; gender and mental health. It also looks at the effects of family and friends, drugs and alcohol, gaming and school stress and how all of these affect our mental health.

  • Self Injury Support - This website has a range of support, including for friends and parents and carers. Helpline: 0808 800 8088 which offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. Text support: 07537 432444 (Tues, Wed, Thurs - 7pm-9:30pm)

  • Samaritans: 116 123 24 hour helpline, free of charge from mobile or landline

  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) help and support for young men aged 15-35 Helpline: 0800 585858 or www.thecalmzone.net

  • Papyrus: Prevention of Young Suicide - www.papyrus-uk.org Helpline number: HopeLine UK - 0800 068 4141

  • Stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention.

  • OCD-UK

Information and support relating to OCD in children and young people. Produces useful, friendly guides including a teenagers’ guide, children’s guide and parents’ guide.

Awareness, information and resources around mental health.

Resources for parents and carers

  • Parenting Smart from Place2be has Parenting advice from child mental health experts with practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.

  • Young Minds which has a parents and carers helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

  • The Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families has a series of podcasts on a range of issues as a wave of support, alongside other material and resources Parents and Careers | Advice and Guidance | Anna Freud Centre

  • Papyrus PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK | Call PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141

  • Self Injury Support - This website has a range of support, including for friends and parents and carers. Helpline: 0808 800 8088 which offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. Text support: 07537 432444 (Tues, Wed, Thurs - 7pm-9:30pm)

  • Helping your child - Anxiety UK


Telephone service 08444 775 774

Text service 07537 416 905

Helps all those experiencing anxiety disorders, and specific section on helping your child

This website provides a helpline, chat room, email support and resources on all aspects of eating disorders.

CBT self-help site


Coronavirus-specific resources

Support during the school summer holidays

Click here for links to a site dedicated to wellbeing support for the summer holidays

We are here to help

We know that it is unhealthy to keep things bottled up, especially when it is to do with mental health and wellbeing; we also know how nerve-wracking it can be to communicate these things face-to-face. To try and tackle this, we have decided to provide a safe and confidential platform where students, parent/carers and staff can express themselves through filling in a virtual form.

This form will be reviewed and responded by our pastoral team.

Please take your time filling out the form through providing as much detail as possible.