This page contains links to organisations which provide support for mental health. We have also included a number of specific publications and other resources that may be of help at this time. The resources listed include a range of materials suitable for children, young people and adults. Our Bereavement and Mental Health leaflet, which is designed to be printed off and shared with colleagues, can be found here.
Education Support Partnership
The Education Support partnership is a charity dedicated to supporting teaching and support staff in education. They have produced a range of mental health resources, including short videos and tips on topics such as anxiety, grief, isolation and managing stress. They also run a dedicated confidential helpline Tel: 08000 562 561
Counselling and play therapy service working holistically with schools supporting vulnerable children, both online and personally, to promote good mental health and resilience. Tel: 01903 209991.
BBC ideas is a short factual video platform designed for over 18s. It contains a collection of short films on a huge range of topics which are designed to be thought-provoking. Some films are concerned with dealing with death and dying e.g. a short film by palliative care doctor, Kathryn Mannix who shares her views about the process of dying and the need to talk about it. Honest, thought provoking and moving
The website contains information on many different aspects of mental health. During this Coronavirus pandemic there is specific information about how to stay well, coping with going to work and young people and Coronavirus.
PAPYRUS is a suicide prevention charity. They have developed a guide to suicide prevention and intervention in schools and colleges. The guidance aims to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to support school children who may be having suicidal thoughts with Save The Class resources. It runs HOPELINEUKwhere advisers can talk with children or young people under 35 or others who are worried about them. Hopeline Tel: 0800 068 41 41