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Keeping Well, Staying Safe

Advice for parents and carers

As parents it can be challenging to know where to start looking for the right information to support your child in this ever changing post-modern world.  We aim, through his website, to signpost you to relevant and useful websites and organisations that support parents and young people with issues such as online safety, bullying, family breakdown and positive mental health.

Contact Miss Helen Starr, AHT Student Support and Guidance at hstarr@ranelagh.bonitas.org.uk if you have any comments about this site.  Let us know if there is anything else you would like us to share.


Resources for mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources


Staying safe on Facebook and some of the myriad safety settings you need to keep in place to ensure privacy:

Online Safety At Home

Protect yourself on Facebook


Report Abuse – CEOP

How porn is damaging our children

NSPCC Net aware

NSPCC – Preventing abuse

Discussing online safety with your child

Childnet International Hot Topics

Parents Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids


CEOP Resources on Nude Selfies. These are new resources for parents to support you in having conversations with their children about the sharing of pictures online.

Film One: Understanding Why

Film Two: Talking to your child

Film Three: When should I be worried?

Film Four: How to get help


Young Minds  www.youngminds.org.uk

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine – www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk

A free resource for all year 9- 13 pupils to help them cope with stress, emotional health and mental health issues

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families

Supporting friends with their mental health

Youth Wellbeing Directory

Jargon Buster


Receiving Support


Charlie Walker Memorial Trust  www.cwmt.org.uk

Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it

Depression Alliance  www.depressionalliance.org

Depression Alliance provides information and support to people with depression and their carers, also details of local self help groups. Tel: 0845 123 2320

Mind  www.mind.org.uk

National mental health charity, which offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression. It also lists details of local Mind Association. Info line: 0300 123 3393

The British Psychological Society  www.bps.org.uk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapist  www.babcp.com

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  www.bacp.co.uk

Music – Using music as a coping strategy for mental health

Short Film  Box breathing technique

Simple strategy to calm anxiety

Short Film – 3 Good Things

Taking a moment to note your gratitude each day

Short Film  The importance of good sleep

Establishing good sleep hygiene

Short Film  Anxiety: How a buddy can help

Role that a buddy or ally can play in helping you challenge yourself – especially in difficult or new social situations

Short Film  5 Things

5 things that are helpful to know if your friend is depressed

Short Film  Anxiety -6 strategies

Strategies that you can use to make life more manageable

Short Film  Anxiety -Common myths

3 common myths & misconceptions about Anxiety

Short Film  Self-Soothe Boxes

The concept of self-soothe boxes

Short Film  Mood Journalling

The concept of self-soothe boxes


Bipolar UK  www.bipolaruk.org.uk

This organisation provides support and advice for people with manic depression, their families and carers. Tel: 0207 931 6480 or 0333 323 3880

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre  www.eppic.org.au

Website for people with first episode psychosis with comprehensive downloadable information sheets for young people and families.

Voice Collective  www.voicecollective.co.uk

Peer support for young people to hear, see & sense things that others don’t.

ReThink – www.rethink.org

They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Life after my husband’s suicide – Sue Henderson – www.youtube.com

In her book, Sue draws on 25 years as a social worker, 15 years as a parent widowed by suicide and research into bereavement to create a book that is part memoir, part guide.

Resource – How to support someone bereaved by suicide


Eating Disorders video

I think my child has an eating disorder – what should I say?

No Harm Done

Short film on self-harm.

Stopping self-harming

This video is aimed at anyone who is currently struggling with self-harm and is keen to find healthier ways to manage

Understanding Self Harm

This booklet is for anyone who self-harms, and their friends and family. It explains what self-harm is, the reasons for it and how to go about making changes..

Self-harm videos and info sheets for professionals, parents and pupils
You are welcome to use these resources developed in partnership with Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in any way you see fit.

Eating Disorders: 10 warning signs you should look out for

Eating Disorders: are they different in adults? How? What does this mean for recovery?

Self-Harm Question: ‘Does the urge to self-harm ever go away?’


Adolescent Volcanoes: Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Thera-Build® with LEGO®: A Playful Therapeutic Approach for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children

Hope with eating disorders

Teenagers translated: A Parent’s Survival Guide 


Childline – Gun and knife crime

Useful information for children and young people about knife crime and what they can do if they are involved.

County Lines

The practice of criminal gangs moving drugs from urban centres for sale in burgeoning markets in provincial towns

If your child is in a gang

Information for parents

Knife Free Campaign

Information on the Knife Free Campaign

Top tips for knife safety

A project which helps kids deal with knife crime.


Separation, divorce and contact

Supporting your child through your separation

Help with separation and divorce






Guide for Parents of LGBT+ Children


www.barnardos.org.uk/Spot the signs


Bullying – Advice for Parents

Laws about Online Behaviour







Parents Protect – Together we can prevent child sexual abuse

NSPCC – What is child sexual exploitation

NSPCC – Children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours

Pace – Parents against child exploitation

FGM Aware – Resources and information to help tackle FGM