Resources for young people

Mental health and emotional wellbeing


The Mental Health In Schools Team have a range of fantastic resources that you can access.

CAMHS Dorset provides support to children and young people who are coping with significant mental health difficulties. Find out what they help with – and how.

Dorset Youth's Mental Health hub has lots of information on mental health and emotional support services available in Dorset

Dorset Mind provides 1-2-1 and group peer wellbeing support, information and resources for young people aged 11-25 years old.

Young Minds can help you to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or hep you  to support someone who's struggling.

NHS mindfulness 

The Mix provides support for young people under 25 on sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs. – Call 0808 808 4994  or Text THEMIX to 85258.

Childline Toolbox however you are feeling –you can take your mind off your worries and find ways to cope with tools, games and ways to get creative and let your feelings out.

Childline has some helpful advice and information on safe ways of coping with self-harm.

Grief Encounter offer free, individual & accessible support to bereaved families Contact them via phone, email or chat.

Kooth access mini-activities to boost your wellbeing

Charlie Waller 

Relate You might be experiencing problems at school, issues with your parents or generally not feeling like yourself. Counselling lets you talk about how you feel, separate from school and home life and can help you get back to enjoying life.

Drugs and alcohol

Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol. Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law.

EDAS/REACH – Offers a free confidential drug and alcohol service for young people under 25 living in Dorset. Call 01202 741414 or email at

With You – Offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for young people under 18 in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Call 01202 558855 or use the online chat.

If you need someone to talk to

Childline offer free and confidential help for young people in the UK. Tel:0800 1111

Samaritans offer emotional support and a listening ear, 24/7, 365 days a year. – Call them on 116 123 (24hr) or Text 988

Kooth offers free online and anonymous support for mental wellbeing.

Connection 24/7 Phoneline for Dorset is a helpline for people of all ages experiencing mental health issues. – Call 0300 1235440

Shout provides a FREE 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis who needs immediate help. – Text SHOUT to 85258

Chathealth – Get confidential help and advice through a text service run by School Nursing team Text: 07480635511


Women's aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. If you’re experiencing abuse, they are here to help


Sexual health and relationships

Sexual Health Dorset is the free contraception and sexual health service for all ages, provided by Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Over the Rainbow Bournemouth is an NHS Initiative for the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community in Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorset. They offer information for individuals and their families. 


Healthy living

NHS Change4life

Eric is a national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. Their mission is to reduce the impact of continence problems on children and their families.

The Sleep Charity

Bladder and Bowel UK Support bladder and bowel health with information resources and a helpline.

Health for Young People

Young Epilepsy works with children and young people with epilepsy, to ensure their voices are heard and their rights protected.

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that happens very quickly. It can be caused by food, medicine or insect bites/stings.

Asthma UK  Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood

Dental Choices Helping you find an NHS dentist.

Head Smart

Movement for Happiness


There are many apps available but it can sometimes be difficult to know which ones to trust. NHS Dorset have put together a list of apps designed to help you to manage things that you may find difficult when experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress. Click here to access a list of trusted and free to access apps which are available to support your mental health and wellbeing.


Change 4 life: Google Play Store/Apple Store

Calm harm

Moving to secondary school

School nursing