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Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing Resources at Torquay Girls Grammar School

Links to Wellbeing Resources at Torquay Girls Grammar School:

Wellbeing is a multi-faceted concept involving much more than just physical health. It’s a combination of a person's emotional, mental and social health and it also reflects how they feel about themselves and their life in general.

We recognise that good mental health and wellbeing is essential for our students. It helps them to learn effectively, cope with day-to-day challenges, and develop into resilient young adults. Wellbeing is linked to improved academic achievement, enhanced mental health and responsible life choices.

There are lots of resources and organisations that can also support the mental health and wellbeing of your children, young people and family. Below are some websites / organisations that you may find useful. This is not an exhaustive list.

The views and opinions included within these external organisations do not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of the school. It is not the responsibility of the school to advise, monitor or be liable for the content of these external organisations. Use of any information obtained from such organisations is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness and suitability for the intended audience.

Signposting for families:

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Help and information for young people, parents and anyone working with young people.

‘’We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.’

Family lives

‘’Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) is a charity that has over three decades of experience in helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in the raising of children within any family, from Dads, Grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about.

We recognise that the best way to support families is to provide FREE professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can access. We therefore provide a 24 Hour helpline, a really useful website, message boards, email service, live chat and parenting/relationship support groups – the great news is that all of the services are FREE and you can contact us 24/7 365 days a year.For parents of teenagers visit the got a teenager website with online forums and advice, parenting courses and lots of useful tips and ideas.

The Place – Parent support hub

There is always a PLACE for parents and carers in children & young people’s mental health

PLACE provides a structured safe space to support individuals/organisations who are providing or establishing parent-carer support (PCPS) in CYPMH.

The PLACE Network aims to develop, promote and sustain parent and carer support (PCPS) and involvement in children and young people’s mental health across the UK. Parents and carers with lived experience of supporting a child with mental health issues and professionals with an interest in parent support meet monthly to share practice and ideas.

One of the key objectives of the PLACE Network is to connect existing parent and carer support groups/projects or those with an interest in developing one. Our interactive map below shows some of the mental health focused parent and carer support groups from around the country who are currently members.

MindEd for Families

MindEd is a free educational resource on children,
young people, adults and older people's mental health

For Parents and Carers

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together.

Free parent help-line.

MindEd for Professionals and volunteers

This is for you if you work, volunteer or are studying to work with infants, children, teenagers or adults. MindEd has elearning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.

The Solihull Approach

Across the UK and internationally, the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence based model in trainings, online courses and resources.

Family Line

Our free FamilyLine service tackles these issues in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email and text message.

The service aims to:

  • provide both immediate and long-term support
  • help with practical information and guidance
  • provide emotional and listening support
  • help with understanding and accessing relevant services and information
  • provide regular one-to-one befriending support to service users feeling isolated
  • access to short term telephone counselling
  • a referral into our many projects across England and Wales, where relevant.

Dove Self-Esteem project

The Dove Self-Esteem project is helping young people reach their full life potential by delivering quality body confidence and self-esteem education.

The Anna Freud Centre

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Parents and Carers | Advice and Guidance | Anna Freud Centre

On My Mind

Shout – Anna Freud

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (Anna Freud NCCF) is a children's charity Dedicated to providing training and support for child mental health services. They provide training courses and conferences, research units, online networks, and online resources.

Anna Freud NCCF also offers services and resources for young people and their families.

Parents & Carers – offers advice and guidance to help them support and child or young person experiencing poor mental health & wellbeing.

On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health & wellbeing.

Free Confidential text line for parents and carers

NHS advice for parents

Evidence based resources covering a wide selection of topics advising and supporting parents who have children or teenagers with mental health problems.

Rethink Mental Illness

Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, we are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.

Qwell – free adult support

Free digital mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK

BBC Bitesize

Parents' Toolkit is the place for mums, dads and the whole parenting community to find stories, expert advice and fun activities that will help you support your child in a changing world.


What does Kooth provide?

Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 and 24. On Kooth, qualified counsellors are online seven days a week to provide young people using the service with online counselling, through chat-based messaging via drop-in or booked sessions.

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.

​We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns. By working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health. ​​

Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.

The Government Education Hub

We have put together some useful links and sources of mental health support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need.