Mental Health and Wellbeing – Students

Below you can find links to various websites and resources which will support your wellbeing.

Please click on the following links to access further information.

Bereavement
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Exam Stress
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
Self Harm and Suicide
Mindfulness
Online Safety

Bereavement
Childhood Bereavement Network Resources to respond to a bereavement and to provide support to bereaved pupils and their families. It also includes signposting to local bereavement services.
Child Bereavement UKA website for child bereavement that has resources for schools, young people and parents/carers.
Hope Again A website for young people to use. Set up by Cruse, the national charity for bereavement care.
St GilesA website that can support you if you’re going through a bereavement, supporting a grieving friend or relative, or just need someone to talk to.
Winston’s WishA website that provides advice, guidance and bereavement support to children and young as well as families and professionals.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Change Grow LiveAdvice if you are worried about a friend or family member in relation to drugs.
Talk to FrankNational website with honest information about drugs.
Tel: 0300 123 6600
Self-Esteem and Body Image
BEATAdvice and support on eating problems and disorders:
• Helpline: 0808 801 0677
• Youthline: 0808 801 0711
• Studentline: 0808 801 0811
The SanctuaryA chat room for people with an eating disorder, created specifically in response to coronavirus.
Exam Stress
ChildlineAdvice about how to deal with exam stress – from Childline and other young people.
YoungMindsYoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
The HideoutA website created specifically for children and young people who experience domestic abuse.
Victim SupportConfidential and free support and advice about domestic abuse. Advice and support for the friends and family of victims and perpetrators of abuse within LGBT+ relationships.
Self Harm and Suicide
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)Provides confidential advice and support for young people who feel suicidal:
• HOPEline UK: 0800 068 41 41
• Text: 07786 209 697
• Email:pat@papyrus-uk.org
Mindfulness
Positive PenguinsThis is an app to teach you how to catch your thinking and challenge it to be more optimistic, resilient and mindful.
Health for TeensA great website for young people with lots of information about mental health and wellbeing.
MindWe provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Online Safety
BBC Own It appThe Own It app gives you advice when you need, in real- time as you type! Helping you to make smart choices, feel more confident, and live your best life online.
Using a combination of self-reporting and ‘machine learning’, the app builds up a picture of your child’s digital wellbeing and serves relevant content, information and interventions designed to help your child understand the impact that their online behaviours can have on themselves, and on others.

Teen Mental Health
This website aims to take the best available scientific evidence in mental health and make it easy to understand and accessible for everyone.

Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust is a charity which runs a range of training programmes, providing practical and financial support to build young people’s confidence and motivation. 

Think Ninja
An app which educates 10–18-year-olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. It has been adapted to Covid-19 to bring self-help knowledge and skills to those who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.

Rise Above
This website aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16. The content has been adapted to Covid-19 and includes new mental health content based on insights from young people on remote schooling.

Every Mind Matters 
This website aims to support everyone, including children and young people, to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions. It has been adapted to include advice and support about mental health issues that may have arisen because of the pandemic.

Children and young people can access free confidential support anytime from Government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • Texting SHOUT to 85258
  • Calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • Calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994