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Mental Health

BPS works closely with Solent CAMH’s. Referral to their services can be done through school or your local GP.

Useful websites and organisations:


Mind is a national charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.


MindEd provides resources to help parents and adults working with young people support wellbeing and identify, understand children and young people with mental health issues.


As many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives.  These may include social anxiety and shyness, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder, exam stress, worry or panic attacks. This website contains some useful information and links to help inform parents about anxiety as well as some tips to reduce anxiety.Childline have produced a leaflet with tips to reduce exam stress. Exam stress leaflet


Anxiety BC is a website that explains anxiety and suggests some useful methods to reduce it.

Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. They provide information for young people and their parents and carers

England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. It contains a specific section for parents on talking to your child about mental health.

Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

MindShift is a useful app that helps explain and manage mental health difficulties.

Explaining Anxiety – Cartoon that describes how some people feel about anxiety and depression

Keeping Calm – Link to relaxation techniques PDF.