Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
If you have concerns about the emotional, mental health or wellbeing of your child we have added some links below to websites and organisations who may be able to support you further. Please be aware that the school does not endorse these sites or the services they provide, but they are here for your information should you wish to access them.
Please click on the following link to read about Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for students at Backwell School
Useful website links related to Child Mental Health and Wellbeing issues
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community which offers free, safe and anonymous support to young people who are struggling with the mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Off the Record (OTR)
OTR is a mental health movement by and for young people aged 11-18 in North Somerset.
They offer free wellbeing information and support.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Their website contains a wealth of useful information which can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
Other websites which may be of help ...
https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk - Anxiety and low mood
http://kidshealth.org - General mental health issues
http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk - General mental health issues
https://www.childline.org.uk - For distressed children
https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk - For self-harming etc
http://www.nshn.co.uk - For self-harm
https://www.wellspringcounselling.org.uk/ - Counselling for young people in North Somerset
http://bridgefoundation.org.uk/Links.htm - Counselling and psychotherapy in Bristol
https://www.papayaparents.com - Parents Against Phone Addition in Young Adolescents