Further Information and Support (Safeguarding)

June 24th, 2021
Having a conversation with parents and carers about mental health (Young Minds)

Mental health is a very emotional subject to talk about. This is especially true of conversations between teachers and parents and carers. Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach the first conversation. Young Minds has created a guide to help navigate these conversations.

The guide can be downloaded here.

The Young Minds Parents Helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

We have collected together a list of useful websites for external agencies. This will enable parents and carers to find further information and advice on a number of issues affecting young people.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Young people in today’s world can find things difficult to navigate through. This can be a concern for parents. The links below offer some very practical guidance:

Category Organisation Link
Helping with emotional wellbeing and mental health. Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Child and adolescent mental health services Youngminds
Counselling, advice and support for children and young people across Hampshire. Hampshire Youth Access
Advice and support for parents of teenagers on drugs, alcohol, self Harming and relationships. Family Lives
Providing support, advice and information for anyone affected by mental health distress. Andover Mind
Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm. National Self-Harm Network
Targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems. Catch 22
Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. UK Safer Internet Center
Young people and adults can contact the NSPCC helpline, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email: help@nspcc.org.uk NSPCC
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