Looking after our child's and our own mental health and well-being is incredibly important for a happy and healthy life.  Below is a list of fantastic resources, some are from Dorset based organisations and others can be found on Apps and You Tube.

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Dorset Healthcare Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service that enables young people in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the school nursing team. The sender will be provided with advice and information, or signposted to additional services.

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Dorset Child and Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS) have lots of videos, help and advice to help you and your child during this time.

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Dorset Mind is a local charity that provides mental health services to adults and young people 11+.  This is achieved through education, challenging stigma and inequality; and by providing a diverse range of support options.

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Every Mind Matters can help give you the skills to improve your mental health in a number of key areas including sleep, anxiety, low mood and stress.  Answer a few simple questions to get an action plan that's tailored to your needs.

Kooth is an online service for young people in Dorset.  It offers unlimited access to professional online counsellors and the opportunity to talk to other young people using the moderated forums.

Child Mind Institute is offering telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders.  They also have a range of online resources to support families.

Headspace offers some meditation sessions called 'Weathering the Storm' which includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.

The Smiling Mind app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies.

See it Differently aims to help parents resolve their conflict in healthier ways and you can book a secure web chat with a 'listener' to talk about their relationships.

YoungMinds has some great resources for supporting young people's mental health. There's also an advice page to help those struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus and the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

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