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Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing – Community Links

Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing – Community Links

Dundry Primary School takes the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously, providing multiple opportunities through our curriculum and wider opportunities to help children build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy. This page outlines local agencies that can further support you and your child to maintain positive mental health.

We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood it can be particularly  hard to cope with sad feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary.   There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally.  You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes.   We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health then you are not alone.  Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses .  There is good support available from local and national organisations.  The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.

The leaflet: Mental-Health-Problems-in-Children-and-Young-People-Guidance-for-parents-and-carers_ provides some useful tips for helping your child plus links to national services.


The School

Please talk to us about your concerns, so that we can work together to help your child feel better.  Mrs Noall or Mrs Maggs are always happy to talk to parents as are our class teachers.

Mrs Helen Perrett is our Thrive practitioner who is able to offer support to children in crisis.

Mrs Laura Taylor is our well-being governor.


Your GP

A GP can check any physical symptoms linked to your child’s health and talk with you about their emotional well-being making a referral to a specialist service if necessary.

The School Nurse

Parents/carers can contact the Bristol and South Gloucestershire School Health Nursing Service or the North Somerset School Health Nursing team for advice and support on a range of health issues.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

A free NHS service that assesses and treats 0-18-year olds with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.


Children and young people aged 11 and over are also able to access support themselves from North Somerset Kooth.  This provides links to advice as well as online counselling.

Off the Record Counselling service for young people aged 11 and over


The following organisations provide reliable information and advice to help parent/carers to support their child when experiencing emotional difficulties :-

Young Minds: – Help for Parents

Information about all aspects of child mental health, including a Parent Helpline 0800 802 5544

You’re Never too Young to Talk Mental Health

Leaflet for parent/carers of primary aged children

Taking Mental Health with Young People at Secondary School:

Advice for parents and carers of primary aged young people

Self-Care – Top Tips for Young Parents and Carers

Advice for taking care of your own and child’s wellbeing


Lots of information and tips for children of all ages about feelings and difficult situations

Minded for Families

Free learning resource about mental health for parents and carers

Happy Maps

Lots of information about health topics including mental health, organised under different age groups i.e under 5s primary age, secondary age, young adults

Charlie Waller Trust

Leaflets on a range of topics to support your family’s mental health


24/7 text messaging help service for parents

Child in Mind

Expert led podcasts to help you understand and support mental health issues


In order to support your child, you need to stay strong and well yourself. It isn’t easy being a parent or carer especially when you are experiencing problems of your own such as relationship difficulties, money worries, problems with work.  Often it helps to talk to someone, so don’t be scared about doing this, with friends, family, your GP or a support service.  The following organisations can also offer information and advice to help you.

The Wellbeing College

Directory and database of groups, activities and courses in the North Somerset community that can support adult wellbeing.

Vita Minds

A free and confidential NHS service for anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood.


A free confidential listening service 116 123

NHS Choices: moodzone.

Helps manage stress, anxiety, depression.

CALM Campaign against living miserably 

Information and help around mental health particularly focussing on men

North Somerset Mental Health Services

A directory of local services to support better mental health.


Citizens Advice 

Independent charity that provides free, impartial advice and information on a range of issues including housing, employment and debt.


Please note that these are all external services and this page acts only as a sign-post service to our parents and carers. We are not associated with any of the above agencies or services.

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