OPEN EVENINGS | Y9 ENTRY – 21 September 2023 | SIXTH FORM - 23 November 2023

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


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:

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Mental Health Support Charity – Dorset Mind

CAMHS Dorset

Home – Kooth – Free Online Counselling

Home Page – ChatHealth – NHS Online and Text Support for any mental or physical health worries

YEP BAME – Youth Empowerment Platform


Sleep Support

Home – Teen Sleep Hub


Self Harm Support

Self-Harm & Mental Health | Guide For Parents | YoungMinds

Preventing Child Self-Harm & Keep Them Safe | NSPCC

National Self Harm Network – Advice_for_friends_family_and_carers.pdf (

Advice for young people Advice_for_young_people.pdf (

Distraction Techniques Distractions.pdf (


Suicidal Thoughts and Urgent Mental Health Support

Connection: Dorset’s 24/7 mental health helpline (

Shout – UK’s 24/7 Crisis Text Service for Mental Health Support | Shout 85258 (

Childline | Childline

Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen for adults


Body Image Support

Be Body Positive – Support for Young People, Parents, Carers & Professionals


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.


LGBT+ Support

Space Youth Project