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Further Resources

General Family Information

The Family Information Directory has details of local childcare, activities and a range of services for families.  Click on the image below to find out more.

Jimmy’s Food Bank & Community Hub

Jimmy’s (St James’ Church Centre, off Poole Quay)

Jimmy’s is not just a food bank, the kind and friendly volunteers are able to help with a wide range of issues from debt management, housing problems and much more, they are also currently holding a drop in ‘chat’ session once a month on Thursday afternoons – 1pm – 2.30pm  – if you would like to pop along for a chat and a cuppa give Jimmy’s a call on Tel: 01202 672694 to check dates.

Please click on the link below for further information

Jimmy’s Food Bank & Community Hub

Creating a wellbeing toolkit

Exploring worries and excitement – worksheet

The Worry Tree – a useful tool to help deal with worries

Fantastic website to help support all areas of mental wellbeing

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs)


Health – Physical and Mental Wellbeing

NHS Parent line:  0731 2263131

This is a locally manned telephone service, offering support in all areas of children’s health, from physical health, such as toileting, sleeping, eating concerns to emotional well-being and behaviour.

Dorset Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs) We are extremely lucky to be able to offer our children and families support from Dorset NHS Mental Health Support Team

Change 4 Life – Healthy life style activities – cooking & keeping active ideas

Young Minds – supporting parents and young people with mental health

Shout – ‘Heads together’ Shout is a free text messaging service which provides 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Dorset Mind Your  Head Dorset Mind Your Head’s mission is to help the children and young people of Dorset live life mentally healthy.

Supporting challenging behaviour

Action for Children – lots of parenting support on offer including ‘Parent talk’ a dedicated phone line and workshops to help with challenging behaviour

NSPCC – Positive Parenting

Family Counselling and Therapy Services

Relate – Family and Relationship Counselling

The Listening Ear – Counselling for children  & young people

Bereavement and loss support

Mosaic – Bereavement support

Winston’s Wish Supporting grieving children and young people after the death of someone important.

Parent Wellbeing and Mental Health

Steps to Wellbeing (NHS) – Support for adults struggling with  overwelming feelings

Mind Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

NSPCC – keeping children safe


NSPCC – PANTS – The Underwear Rule, talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, they should talk to someone they trust if anything makes them feel uncomfortable or worried

NSPCC keeping children safe online