Mental Health Support Team
We work closely with the Dorset Mental Health Support Team to offer support for emerging mental health difficulties. Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs) Please speak to the pastoral team; Mrs Bellot or Mrs Kempton for for more information or a referral.
Buffy the LeAF Studio Therapy Dog
School therapy dogs are specially trained canines that work alongside educators and students to create a positive and supportive learning environment. It’s their job to help alleviate stress, offer emotional comfort, and promote a sense of security among students.
General Mental and Health and Wellbeing Information and Support:
Home – Kooth – Free Online Counselling
Home Page – ChatHealth – NHS Online and Text Support for any mental or physical health worries
Self Harm Support
National Self Harm Network – Advice_for_friends_family_and_carers.pdf (nshn.co.uk)
Advice for young people Advice_for_young_people.pdf (nshn.co.uk)
Distraction Techniques Distractions.pdf (nshn.co.uk)
Suicidal Thoughts and Urgent Mental Health Support
Body Image Support
Young Carers Support
A young carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, living with a physical or mental health condition or who misuses substances. A young adult carer is a young person aged 18-25 who cares, unpaid, for someone who may be ill, disabled, living with a physical or mental health condition or misusing drugs or alcohol. Many young people have caring responsibilities and may not realise that they are young carers.
Leaf Studio works with MYTIME Young Carers Charity who offer young carers additional support, opportunities, guidance and a chance to make new friends. MYTIME Young Carers
Please speak to the pastoral team; Mrs Bellot or Mrs Kempton for more information or support.