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1. Additional resources for Thriving, Getting advice and signposting and Getting help

Measuring wellbeing

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s  mental wellbeing:  A toolkit for schools and colleges.

This toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure the  mental wellbeing of students and to help school and college leaders make use of the data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address them.

The Boxall assessment tool  provides teachers and professionals working with children and young people with an insight into their world, allowing them to think about what might lie behind challenging behaviour and what their needs might be. Once needs have been identified, the Boxall Profile can be used to plan and review the support offered to pupils

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

A good mix of resources for those who need advice and signposting

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Written Information for children and young people, parents and carers, about young people’s mental health. Written by psychiatrists and young people working together. Can also be bought as a printed pack.

Mind Ed for Families Mind Ed is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.

MindEd for families contains advice, information, hints and tips to help understand when problems occur and how best to give support.

Every Mind Matters   

( Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS)

Advice and information on a range of mental health issues

Resilience Toolkit How to use resilience development strategies consistently and regularly within the classroom

Charlie Waller memorial Trust Free guides and workbooks for professionals, parents, young people and others interested in mental and emotional wellbeing. All resources are available as free downloads.

Childline Safe and reliable content on getting advice and support, also tools to aid relaxation and coping skills etc.

Young minds The site offers three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health up to the age of 25. Helpline, email service and webchat.

Also advice and information for young people

Children’s Society

Mental health and wellbeing information

YMCA Trinity Group

  • Looking after your mental health:

General awareness:

For primary, secondary, FE, SEND, PRU, Parents and carers.

  • Campaigns:

Small Talks can make a Big Difference - YMCA England & Wales

Small Talks is about taking the time to have these conversations and ensuring that we all make ourselves available to listen.

Changing attitudes to body image.

Talk to Frank Information about drugs/ drug use.

National Autistic Society This section of the website offers advice and guidance about mental health difficulties in the context of autism

Mencap Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Services include an online community. Information about mental health.

Family Action

The website carries a large list of links of services and organisations for families with a child or young person with neurological conditions (ASD and ADHD for example and other disabilities.

The mix

For under 25s

Apps and tools, discussion boards, group chat service, speak to the team and advice about local services.

( see also in getting help in a crisis section below )


Mermaids supports transgender, non- binary and gender diverse young people and children and their families up to their 20th birthday,


Pinpoint is a charity supporting parents and carers, especially those with children with additional needs and disabilities. It provides information, advice, support groups, respite.

Beat is the UK’s national charity in relation to eating disorders. The site has information and advice, free downloads and resources, a 365 days a year helpline, chatrooms and email contact.

Additional information about eating disorders is available on many websites already mentioned above.

Harmless Harmless is an organisation working to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide delivering support, information, training and consultation to cover all aspects of need under this broad suicide prevention agenda

NHS resource for self- harm

 Where to get help for self- harm

Additional information about self- harm is available on many of the websites mentioned above.

Bereavement support

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It has been created for young people, by young people. It offers support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s

see also:

See also links to organisations and crisis support information in the sections on Getting more help and Getting risk support


Various support for professionals covering a range of topics


Parent/carers awareness sessions on selected topics

Domestic Abuse

NSPCC ( National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children) abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.

Respect. Respect Young People's Service addresses the use of violence and abuse in children's and young people's close relationships

NSPCC ( National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children Advice about how to talk to children about race and racism, and how to support a child who’s experiencing racial bullying.


This resource is reliant on information provided to us by organisations and partners at the time of writing, therefore the level of detail and accuracy varies across services and some may be missed. We recommend visiting the webpage of a service directly should you require further information.