Mental Health & Wellbeing

The MindEd learning portal (  provides free online training suitable for staff or parents wishing to know more about a specific issue.

For any parents with concerns about their child showing signs of anxiety, Drangonfly Impact Education have created a very useful information document which can be accessed here

Parenting Smart (Place2Be)

The children's mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Understanding sibling rivalry 
  • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
  • My child has trouble going to sleep
  • My child says ‘I hate you!’
  • Cultural identity: who am I?

The Parenting Smart website can found here:

Mental Health -

HappyMaps is a charity and has just received funding through The National Lottery Community Fund.

HappyMaps website is a single hub of reliable, up-to-date and professional advice on mental health problems in children and young people. It covers many common problems including anxiety, self-harm, tics, gender dysphoria, ADHD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and much more. It also has a pre-school section for issues such as sleep, behaviour, and fussy eating.

Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)

Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.

A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.

Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

Find the help finder here:

When emotions explode (Young Minds)

Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.

Download the poster here:

NYES - Support for pupils and parents in primary schools in relation to mental and emotional wellbeing

Children's mental health week 7 - 13 February 2022

How to stay calm in a global pandemic

Twinkl resources

Place2be for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus covid-19

Children's guide to Coronavirus 

In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about Coronavirus.

Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with Coronavirus in a positive way.

Everybody Worries offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

Please click here to direct you to the free Everybody Worries E-book. There is also attached a pdf document of Personal Space Camp book

‘The Go-To’ Website

We are  delighted to announce that a new website for children, young people, parents/carers and professionals has been launched!

‘The Go-To’ –

The Go-To is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services offered by different agencies in North Yorkshire.

This new website signposts young people to the most appropriate support and has lots of useful tips and information to help young people cope with stress or anxiety.

Sleep Support

Please see the attached pdf documents

Self Esteem

Please see the attached pdf documents

Transition Support

Please see the attached pdf document

There are lots of other websites too, which will help signpost children, young people and families to credible information about emotional health and wellbeing. Resource list for children and parents

Childline – free, confidential, anonymous 24/7 service for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue including emotional and mental health

YoungMinds Textline – free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis, with texts answered by trained volunteers supported by experienced clinical supervisors

BUZZ US Text messaging service – confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text for young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire and York