Well-being advice for pupils

Childline: A place a child or young person can talk to someone about something they are worried about. They can do this online or over the phone. (call 08001111)

NSPCC:  This charity works against child abuse – a helpline is available for parents or other adults concerned about a child (0808 8025544).

Herts Mind Network have a helpline for children and young people aged 10-17. The helpline provides a safe, non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information and discuss coping strategies. For opening hours and more information please visit the website.

Jigsaw: Here is a lovely resource for parents/carers from the Jigsaw Families Programme.  There are original stories and accompanying Calm Me Times, both on audio file and both with suggested learning activities (age 5+). 

Kooth is an online counselling service for anyone aged 10-25 in Hertfordshire. You can
access a chat / messenger service, discussion boards, goal setting tools and a journal and
a magazine. The website is moderated by trained professionals. You need to register but it
is anonymous.

Bullying UK: Advice and support for dealing with bullying.

Respect Me:  Scotland’s anti-bullying service working with adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.

Health for Kids cover subjects that promote a healthy body and mind. All the content has been produced by school nurses, other health and well-being experts, and most importantly young people.

Think Ninja app: As a direct response to the COVID-19 situation, Healios have updated ThinkNinja with specific COVID-19 content. This will bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the current situation.

Just Talk : Five Ways To Well-being For Primary School Children

Mental Health Books: The World Book Day has a selection of age-appropriate recommended mental health reads for children.