The emotional wellbeing of students, staff, parents and carers is important to living a happy, successful and healthy life. There are times, however, when we all need a little support in achieving this.
There is a huge array of support online that is free to access and offers guidance, advice, support and tips on how to deal with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. This support ranges from case studies to helpful hints, and also provides contact numbers to access the support.
Below is a list of online support organisations that are available for students, parents, carers and staff. Click on the links to visit the websites of the organisations.
Please browse through the useful links and resources
They have an advice hub for parents and carers and young people. It gives advice on mental health, wellbeing and family activities.
have developed a toolbox of calming activities, art, games, apps and journals to support mental health.
Tackling Exploitation West Midlands
Pace helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships. It does this by offering:
Click here to access their resources.
West Midlands partnership site raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) providing help, advice and encouraging reporting. Click here for more information.
The What Centre – Dudley area
Call us on +44 (0)1384 379992 (Stourbridge) or +44 (0)1384 885488 (Dudley).
Base 25 – Wolverhampton area
Tel: 01902 572 040 (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Job Centre – Telephone: 0800 055 6688
An “educate against hate” website was launched by Nicky Morgan, whilst she was England’s Education Secretary, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. At Dormston School we are committed to safeguard and protect students from potential risk and have added the link to this website which parents may find useful or interesting.
If you are worried about the safety or well-being of any child, please report this as soon as possible to either the child’s Head of House or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs J Elliott, Mr N Amos or Ms L Smith.
The below website links offer further support, guidance and advice to parents and carers with a concern. Further information can be found underneath the Safeguarding tab on the main menu in terms of anti-bullying, wellbeing, early help and online safety.
Providing parents with information around problematic gaming and gambling to support their families, to help build resilience and establish a healthy online/offline balance.
Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)
Telephone: 020 7008 0151
Victim Support is an independent charity that help people affected by crime and traumatic events. They are not part of the police or any other criminal justice agency. Visit their website to see how they can help you, or call 0808 168 9111
Click here for links to useful resources from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It gives general advice on talking to children, health issues and helplines.
Resources and tips for autistic people and families are provided by the National Autistic Society.
Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay. Click here toview the flyer.
youngminds.org.uk – Offers advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25
Samaritans – Tel 116 123 (24 Hours)
The NHS Every Mind Matters have tips and advice on looking after your mental health.
Anna Freud has access to top tips for parents, resources and Podcasts.
Virtual College – Understanding Young Minds – Free on-line course