Health and Wellbeing

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This page is a catalogue of some of the useful sources of help available for parents or students looking to explore mental health issues as well as general wellbeing!



Parenting Fed Up Teens!

Parenting teenagers is hard enough without having to manage the impact of a global pandemic at the same time. It has been almost a year since restrictions and lockdowns first started and the novelty has well and truly worn off. Many teenagers are struggling to stay motivated and keep their spirits up while parents are juggling more than ever with work, parenting, worries about finances and fears about the future.

However, there are things you can do to manage your own feelings and also help your children at the same time. The talk below focuses on practical ways to open discussions with reluctant teens and work together to build a practical plan to get them (and you) through the next few weeks and months!




Helpful Resources and Points of Contact

The below 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.

Kooth continues to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any accessible device that can connect to the internet e.g. phone, tablet, laptop, computer. Kooth provides an opportunity to access information, ask questions and interact in a supportive way with other young people. You also have the option to receive support from a qualified counsellor. Visit See Kooth Poster here.


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


 Young Poeple in Merton

Please also see the Merton Mental Health Directory list compiled by Merton.



Further Information on Keeping Well During Covid-19

For Students

Top Tips for Teens (COVID-19)

How to Stay Social in Social distancing

5 Ways to Wellbeing Easter Challenge 

Staying Mentally Healthy Students


For Parents

How to Look After Yourself and Older Relatives

Top Tips for Talking to Children and Young People About Covid 

Emotional Regulation and Adolescents 

Parenting Challenges During Covid 

Anxiety and Adolescents Parent's Workshop 

‘Managing Anxieties of Returning to School’

Parenting Unmotivated and Fed Up Teenagers: What Can Parents Do To Help?


For Everyone

Action For Happiness


February Half Term Fitness Timetable 2021
Spring Term Wellbeing Support Letter
Positive Behaviour Support Policy June 2019
Young Persons Counselling Information Sheet
LGBTQ+ Youth Group Online Information Sheet
Supporting Your Teenager With Returning To School
Student Summer Support
Worry Ninja Workshop
Transition Back to School After Lockdown Workshop