Wellbeing for Students

Mental Wellbeing

Emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health. At any one time you may move from feeling healthy to feelingunwell. Many children move along this spectrum at different times.

If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, worry or low mood. Try the coping with overwhelming emotions guide.

If you are experiencing exam stress, try ChildLine’s ‘beat exam stress’ guide.

Other useful links for help and advice:

Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/

You can chat to the counsellor online, get support and read articles written by other young people.

Dorset Mind Your Head (Dorset Mind) - https://dorsetmindyourhead.co.uk/


The Mind and The Office | Improving Mental Wellbeing in The Workplace

CHAT - Aged 11-19 and living in Dorset

School Nurses are available to help with all kinds of things. Just text #ChatHealthNHS on 07480 635511 and they will reply.

Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/  

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. You can learn about the sings to look for in yourself or someone else on BEAT Eating disorders. The national helpline encourages people to get help quickly. You can contact them online or by phone 365 days a year.

The Beat Youthline is open to anyone under 18.
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Email: fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Self Harm

There are many different ways in which young people self-harm, but all forms of self-harm are used as a way of managing difficult or distressing feelings or experiences. Self-harm can be a way of coping for lots of different people in society – young or old, so it’s not just young people who self-harm.


If you are struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings or experiences and using self-harm as a way of dealing with them, there is a strong possibility that you are not the only one in your class or circle of friends.


Self-harm is way of coping with difficult and distressing feelings.  It can include anything that you do that causes you an injury or harms you in some way.  Sometimes it might be called self-injury.

For confidential help and advice call:


HopeLineUK 0800 068 41 41

This helpline is run by Papyrus, a national charity set up to prevent suicide amongst young people and young adults

Useful services & helplines 

If you think that you would like to talk to someone about your self-harm and what else might be going on in your life that you are finding difficult, there are lots of different people who can help.


Childline – Free and confidential helpline for children and young people 
Tel: 0800 11 11

You can call our experienced counsellors whenever you need to on 0808 800 5000. They’re used to dealing with the effects of self-harm and your call can be made anonymously.


HopeLineUK – a specialist helpline staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:

  • Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves
  • Anyone who is concerned about a young person

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItu2I2Oiw3wIVrL3tCh256g4EEAAYASAAEgKYD_D_BwE


OCD Youth aims to support anyone under 25 affected by OCD.

Email: youthhelpline@ocdaction.org.uk

Website: https://ocdyouth.org/


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