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Young Minds - What is anxiety?

Young Minds: The symptoms of anxiety? What to do about anxiety? Treating anxiety


AnxietyBC: Talking to your child or teen about anxiety

Cancer Care - Bereavement Counselling for Children and Young People

Cancer Care - Bereavement Counselling for Children

Free telephone sessions with a fully qualified counsellor for young people experiencing bereavement.

Drugs and Alcohol Support

Parents may find the following websites useful in finding out more information about Drugs and Alcohol support.

Lancashire Young Addaction
Addaction is one of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charities and provides services tailored to the needs of young people and their parents.
The Skills for Life project supports young people with drug misusing parents. Freephone: 0808 164 0074 

ADFAM offers information to families of drug and alcohol users, and the website has a database of local family support services.
Telephone: 020 7553 7640  Email:

Alcohol Concern
Alcohol Concern works to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
Telephone: 020 7264 0510 Email:

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) A campaigning public health charity aiming to reduce the health problems caused by tobacco.
Telephone: 020 7739 5902 Email: 

Drinkaware Independent charity that promotes responsible drinking through innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture.
Telephone: 020 7307 7450 

A free and confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.
Telephone: 0800 917 8282 (lines are open 24 hours a day)

Drug Education ForumDrug Education Forum This website contains a number of useful papers and briefing sheets for use by practitioners.

DrugScopeDrugscope Centre of expertise on illegal drugs, aiming to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk. Includes detailed drug information and access to the Information and Library Service. DrugScope also hosts the Drug Education Practitioners Forum.
Telephone: 020 7520 7550 Email: 

FRANKFRANK National drugs awareness campaign aiming to raise awareness amongst young people of the risks of illegal drugs, and to provide information and advice. Provides support to parents/carers, helping to give them the skills and confidence to communicate with their children about drugs.

Telephone (24 Hour Helpline): 0800 776600  Email: 

Re-SolvRe-Solv (Society for the Prevention of Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse) A national charity providing information for teachers, other professionals, parents and young people.
Telehone: 01785817885  Information-line: 01785810762  Email: 

SmokefreeSmokefree NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 0 169

Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders - how to get help

Beat Eating Disorders - Guide for Parents

Beat Eating Disorders Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677
(Open 365 days 3.00pm - 11.00pm)

Beat Eating Disorders - Someone I Care For

Lancashire Help With Eating Disorders

Young Minds

Young Minds Find out what you can do if you are affected or for parents / carers who are concerned about someone they care for. 

NHS Choices - Eating Disorders


Mental Health and Well-being, Resilience

LGGS Health and Wellbeing Guidance

Most young people will experience emotional ups and downs at some point whilst they are at secondary school. There are many factors that impact on mental wellbeing. Please read our LGGS Health and Wellbeing Guidance which offers lots of useful advice on this subject.

Young Minds for Parents


Young Minds: Parents' Free Helpline: 0808 802 5544 
(Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm) 

Young Minds- please see sections on: 
Parental survival guide Parents’ Lounge
Parents’ guide to support A-Z Parents’ Helpline

MindEd for Families


Mobile Phone - Behaviour Policy

Policy concerning the use of mobile phones in school.

Mobile Phone - Behaviour Policy


Self Esteem


Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute: How to help children and teens develop healthy self-esteem

NHS Choices

NHS Choices: Raising Low Self-Esteem

Self Esteem 



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