Each year in the UK, 1 in 5 children and young people suffer from mental health issues and research consistently shows that this level is on the increase. At Bridgnorth Endowed, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our students and staff, and believe in a whole school approach to achieve this.

Our ethos is based on providing a calm, caring environment where positive mental health is promoted across a broad range of school initiatives to help pupils become more resilient, happy and successful. However, we know that, at some point, everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and we understand that additional emotional support may be required.

Taking proactive steps to avoid more serious problems from arising is essential and we aim to ensure that pupils are able to access help whenever they need it. To signpost further support, we've rounded up the best online resources appropriate for 11 to 16-year-olds.

Website Overview

Kooth

A free, safe and anonymous place for 11 to 24-year-olds to find online support and counselling through a range of helpful features and tools. Chat to their friendly counsellors, read articles and personal experiences written by young people, use the discussion boards to join or start a conversation, or track your mood and set goals.

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Health 4 Teens

Health For Teens

Delivered in partnership with NHS providers across the UK, this website features bite-sized information on a range of physical and emotional health topics for young people aged 11-19. Video clips and quizzes make the site engaging and interactive, and teenagers are able to share content easily with their peers via social media.

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Childline

A counselling service for anyone under the age of 19 dealing with a wide range of issues. Free and confidential support available by phone, email, 1-2-1 counsellor chat, 'Ask Sam' online letters or community message boards. Other tools include a Calm Zone to help you feel better and a Mood Journal to track how you're feeling.

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Beam

An emotional health and wellbeing drop-in service from The Children’s Society, delivered through a local network of teams made up of mental health professionals. In Shropshire, young people under 24 are able to access weekly drop-ins and workshops. NOTE: Support is currently provided via a telephone call-back service.

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NHS CHAT

Shropshire School Nurses

Responsible for the health and wellbeing of school age children, school nurses offer a drop-in service for pupils in secondary school called CHAT – Confidential Health and Advice for Teens. A text service is also available on 07507 330346 from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. For further information, download information sheet.

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NHS CHAT

STEM 4

Promotes positive mental health in teens by raising awareness, sharing information on how to recognise the early warning signs and by providing resilience strategies for young people and guidance for those who support them. Useful tools include apps to help manage anxiety, self-harm and low mood, plus other learning resources.

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The Mix

The Mix

Digital support service offering free advice for a range of challenges faced by young people under 25. Support can be accessed through online articles and video content or you can speak to a member of the team by phone, email, webchat, crisis text messenger or 1-2-1 chat. There are also apps, discussion boards and group chats.

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Young Minds

For urgent help there’s a free 24/7 Crisis Messenger service and for information on a whole range of issues and conditions, there are support guides, in-depth articles and video content available on the website. Resources are also provided for parents, schools and professionals to enable them to support young people effectively.

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Further Resources

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