C-CAMHSCAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. We have teams in Dorset called community teams (also known as Core-CAMHS) and an inpatient team at Pebble Lodge in Bournemouth. We assess and treat children and young people up the age of 18 who are suffering significant mental difficulties. CAMHS also support families and carers who need advice or help.
CEOPIf you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online, let CEOP know.
Chicks Children's CharityCHICKS is a national children's charity providing free respite breaks to children aged 8-17 from all over the UK who would really benefit from a break from their home lives.
Dorset Family Information Service (FIS)Dorset Family Information Service is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19, or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs or disability (SEND).
ELSA NetworkELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists who apply psychological knowledge of children’s social and emotional development to particular areas of need and to specific casework.
Every Mind MattersHaving good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing – take our quiz to get started today with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.
Family LivesFamily Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.
Gingerbread Single Parent HelplineWe want a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly. To get there, we provide information to help single parents support themselves and their family. We run programmes to equip single parents with the skills and opportunities to gain employment. And we campaign and influence policy to reduce stigma against single parents, and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.
Home StartHome-Start North Dorset is an independent registered charity that supports struggling families living in the North Dorset District Council area and where there is at least one child under five.
MindEdAre you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together. You do not need to register to use these resources.
Mosaic Family SupportMosaic are a Dorset based charity supporting bereaved children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.
National Online SafetyWe are an independent online safety training provider founded by three fathers on a mission to keep children safe online. We believe that through our engaging Online Safety training and resources for school staff, parents and children, we can make a difference. It is our mission to educate and empower trusted adults with the information they need to engage in meaningful dialogue between children and young people about the online world, their online activities and the ever-evolving risks that they are exposed to. We focus on both general online safety risks and platform specific risks to provide adults with easy to follow information which enables conversations between adults and children.
National Self Harm NetworkThe aims of this forum are to: Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm.
SamaritansWhatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free
Dorset Safer School's TeamThe SSCT is a partnership between Dorset Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service with a remit to prevent/reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people and help keep them safe in a digital world.
Steps to WellbeingThe Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential, NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset, and in Southampton, for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery.
Support LineSupportLine is particularly aimed at those who are isolated, at risk, vulnerable and victims of any form of abuse.
Think U KnowThinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
UK Safer Internet CentreWe are a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Young MindsThe crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.