Useful Resources

  • The Office of the Children’s Commissioner

0800 528 0731

Rachel De Souza promotes and protects the rights of children especially the more vulnerable and stands up for their views and interests.

  • Childline

0800 1111

Call this number and you’ll get through to a counsellor, there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about.  Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

0207 600 0100

Ensures that all children and young people in independent education are safe, well-educated and thrive.

  • Sidcot School’s Independent Listeners

01934 744772

Malcolm and Di Litten – give them a call and leave a message; if there is no answer they will get back to you.

  • Health Centre Nurses

01934 845263

Drop in when they are open, Monday to Friday in term time 8.00am to 6.00pm

  • North Somerset Mental Health and Wellbeing Directory

This directory provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health and wellbeing information in North Somerset, including:

Clear, accurate information about support and services available in North Somerset

Ideas for activities locally to help you look after your wellbeing

Self-help tools and information including online resources

  • Happy Maps

Happy Maps has lots of information for parents and carers on a number of concerns, it has self help material and links to both local and national support agencies.  

  • Young Minds

This website is the CAMHS website for young people and is aimed at them but has a great section for parents too and a parents helpline for advice. 

  • Family Lives

The Family Lives website is a really useful resource including articles on supporting your children's wellbeing. They also have a parent and carers email and helpline for support.

  • Think U Know

Think U Know provides advice to parents, carers and young people about staying safe online.

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  • Anna Freud Self Care

Lots of ideas about how to look after your mental health and wellbeing. You don't have to try all their suggestions, just the ones that seem good to you.  

  • BBC Bitesize

Many young people use BBC bitesize to help them with school work but they also have a fabulous support section too. There are lots of articles on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing as well as a sections on how to deal with Coronavirus worries, panic attacks, social anxiety and more.    

  • OTR North Somerset 

OTR is a mental Health Social movement by and for young people. They offer free wellbeing information and support and run a number of online and in person groups.