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Mental Health and Wellbeing

CAMHS resources

A really helpful website which includes, downloadable self-help activities, information guides, videos and more



Supporting your child during the coronavirus outbreak

Government guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health during the coronavirus


'Many ways to share a hug' - Social Story


Ten tips for talking to your child


How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill


A lovely, printable 14 day mindfulness activity challenge


My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

A great printable resource for children


A coronavirus story


Dr Chris and Dr Xand are here to tell you why the coronavirus might not be as scary as it sounds.


Action for Happiness - Coping Calendar



BCP Community Coronavirus Support

You can request help with deliveries of food and other essentials as well as support with loneliness and wellbeing. Telephone - 0300 1231752 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)




Calming Activities, Mindfulness, Breathing, Yoga Videos and More...

Childline Calm-Zone


An activity for grounding and calming


Just Breathe

A video aimed at children to help them feel calmer


150 Sensory Learning Ideas


'100 positive things every kid needs to hear'





Apps for Wellbeing and Mental Health

A list of apps complied by Dorset Young Minds


Stop, Breathe and Think App

Check in with how you're feeling and try short activities tuned to your emotions


Smiling Mind App

A great app with age specific mindfulness resources, including a new resource, 'Thrive Inside'.

Thrive Inside is a special program to help you stay psychologically healthy while you're spending extended periods of time at home.


Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness App

This app often has a two week trial available

Helpful Articles

The discomfort you're feeling is grief


Telephone Helplines

Samaritans - Call 116 123 or email (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 25 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.


Childline - Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.


NSPCC Helpline - Call 0808 800 5000 or email

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


CALM Helpline - Call 0800 58 58 58

Confidential support for men, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, free


National Domestic Abuse Helpline - Call 0808 2000 247

Free, confidential, 24 hour helpline


Women's Aid - Live Chat

Information and support for women  experiencing domestic violence


STARS Dorset - Call 01202 308855

STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.


BCP Community Coronavirus Support

You can request help with deliveries of food and other essentials as well as support with loneliness and wellbeing. Call - 0300 1231752 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)


Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Providing advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.

Due to increased demand for this service Citizens Advice advice people to use the website first.

Call - 03444 111 444


Mosaic family Support - Call 01258 837071

Supporting bereaved children


Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families

Day 8 - An app you might like to try...

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Day 6 - Show yourself some kindness

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Day 3 - Feeling anxious? 5 senses grounding might help...

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Day 2 - What's your internal weather like?

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14 Days of Isolation - Day 1, Thoughts and ideas from 'the inside'.

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