Health and Wellbeing

These pages are a catalogue of some of the useful sources of help available for parents or students looking to explore mental health issues.

The list is not exhaustive, there are a lot of other resources available online and in local libraries, and it is not an alternative to consulting your GP, which you should always do if you have serious concerns.


As a first port of call we would recommend:


Directory of Mental Wellbeing Services in the London Borough of Merton. Click Here


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Off The Record- Counselling, Drop Ins & Online Support. Click Here

Off the Record offers an Online Counselling service to all of our young people aged 14
and over. The service provides real time support and email counselling with specialist practitioners and therapists all who have experience of working with young people.



Kooth: An online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people aged 11-18. Click Here

Kooth is anonymous and free at the point of use. Children and young people can chat to professional counsellors, read articles written by young people, receive peer-to-peer support and keep a daily journal.


MindEd for Families: online advice and support you can trust. Click Here

A site dedicated to providing expert advice for parents on a wide variety of issues, from bullying, to eating disorders, depression, risky behaviour and parenting.

MindEd for Families was built by parents and the MindEd Consortium of professionals, funded by the Department of Education, in partnership with Health Education England. It is accredited by the NHS Information Standard. 



Find Get Give

An online catalogue of mental health services for 13-25 year olds with some excellent help and advice pages for parents and carers, as well as young people themselves. Click Here


Please also see this list compiled by Merton.

Thought for the Week
"God wants only what is for your good and joy."
Rule, Chapter 10/18