As well as providing a holistic range of support in school, we wish to empower everyone in the school community to support themselves or find support for themselves. Therefore, please utilise the following links that will take you to a broad range of resources and services, which you may find useful.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

After a recent review of wellbeing at the school, we compiled a list of top concerns from the school community, and created a number of self-help guides. Click on the links (all links can be found in this file Y:10 ways to) for The Purbeck School guides to:

  • Anxiety
  • Loss
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Self – harm
  • Poor school attendance and school refusal
  • Bullying
  • Teenager’s behaviour

Dorset Mind – Contact details for a range of organisations offering 24/7 help and support,the%20Dorset%20Crisis%20Response%20Service

Mental Health First Aid– This school employs Mental Health First Aid trained staff. Click the link to learn more and find some resources that promote resilience in young people and adults

Follow this link to find a guide to promoting resilience and wellbeing in young people

Young Minds – We are working closely with Young Minds to audit and improve the academic resilience of those in the school community (pupils, staff, and families). Click here to access

Mind – Follow the link to find out lots of useful information on mental health issues, including self-help guides, useful sources of support and information on how to support your child or call 0300 123 3393

Zumos – is a school wide online support website that all pupils in school have access to. Click on the link to go to the site This site requires a sign up and password, supplied to all pupils. Access for parents is available on request- please email

Getting Grit workbook for teens – A teen friendly guide for teens and parents to work through that builds resilience. Find out more information, or buy it here (clickable link to

Moodjuice – Free self-help guides on mental health topics such as anger, anxiety, stress, low mood etc. Useful links to books and resources.

Woebot – a free app that uses Facebook messaging service to give evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in an informal and young person friendly way

Parenting teens

Strengths based parenting – Based on a positive psychology approach to parenting, this book helps parents to examine their approach to parenting and provides useful information and guidance on parenting teens. To find out more or buy this book

Setting boundaries with teens – This book is a fantastic guide to help develop your understanding of how to most effectively set healthy boundaries with teens

Helping your anxious teen

Self help guide and work book for low mood and depression

Coping with Year 11: exams and planning a future whilst remaining happy and healthy

Click on the link to access our workbook. The booklet is used in school as part of a peer mentoring program, but can complete with your child, if you adopt the role of mentor. It contains 16 activities that you can work through together. Good conversation starter. Mentoring booklet 2016

Getting Grit workbook for teens – A teen friendly guide for teens and parents to work through that builds resilience- particularly good in the run up to exams. Find out more information, or buy it here

Preparing for Exams

Exam Preparation workbook– a booklet you can work through with your child is available here


Mosaic – Follow the link to find the website that supports young people and families with grief and bereavement –

Drug, alcohol and substances, a free web resource that informs people about medical conditions, side effects of dangerous drugs, and ways to take action. A comprehensive Children’s Health Guide that might interest you. Feel free to take a look:

FRANK –Friendly, confidential drugs advice

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