Support for Parents
Looking after your mental health
Every Mind Matters
There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you. Click here to visit the Every Mind Matters website.
Looking after a child's mental health
Every Mind Matters shows parents and carers ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.
Mental Wellbeing Tips
We all need good mental health and wellbeing – it's essential to living happy and healthy lives. Try these mental wellbeing tips to make a difference - top tips to improve your mental wellbeing.
Dorset Mind has information and advice to support mental health. Their mission is to help the children and young people of Dorset live life mentally healthy. Please visit the Dorset Mind website for more information.
Support for Families
Time Out for Parents - The Primary Years
Focusing on children from 5-11 years, The Primary Years helps parents look at how to support their child as they start to find out how the world works, learn how to manage their feelings, find out what they are good at and experience consequences of keeping or breaking the rules. Sharing ideas with other parents and carers is an important part of the course, and discussions are started from real life situations. Each session includes space to plan any changes you want to make in your parenting and, from week 2, you will have an opportunity to discuss how you're getting on with trying these at home. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School delivers this 6-week course. Please ask at the school office to find out when the next course will be held.
NHS 111 Online
Get medical help near you. Answers questions about your main symptoms. Find out when and where to get help. Be contacted by a nurse, if needed.
Christchurch Family Partnership Zone
Brings people together to help and support children, young people and their families with any aspect of family life, telephone 01202 225724.
You First Domestic Abuse Service
You First is the county integrated domestic violence and abuse service providing free and discreet support, advice and refuge to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
0800 032 5204
Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children
Place2Be provides some useful information, tips and resources to help support your child through this difficult and confusing time.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
If you have any safeguarding concerns about either your child or another child please talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Rippon or our Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mr Curran and Mrs Crook. Alternatively you can contact: BCP MASH 01202 735046 or email@example.com
Wraparound Care - Breakfast and After School Club
Funtastic Club are continuing to offer a breakfast and after school club to children at St Joseph's. The club takes place on-site and is following Covid safety measures set out by the government. Please contact them on 07591 705862 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you require before school or after school childcare. Please follow the link for more information and any booking forms. www.funtastic101.co.uk
BCP provides a series of workshops, short courses and full programmes to support varying levels of need. Please visit the BCP council Family Information page for more detailed information.
Tel: 01202 093131 or email email@example.com
Please see the latest government guidance for COVID-19: