Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

It can be hard for everyone involved if a child or young person is struggling in school... 

Here are some links to information and support for parents and carers and young people

For Parents / Carers


What is Bloom?

Bloom brings professionals together so that they can look at ways to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing. The professionals – who will be people like teachers, psychologists, family workers and community workers – meet to carefully discuss each young person’s difficulties and needs, and put together a plan to help them - usually by finding ways to support the network already in place around them. Find out more about Bloom.

School Nursing and HV Advice Line

If you need advice and support for your child’s health and wellbeing needs, please contact the Health Visitor and School Nurse advice line on 01872 322779.

Parents and Carers Cornwall

We pass on information to families enabling parent carers to gain greater knowledge and understanding of the services available from health, education, local authority and the voluntary sector. Find out more 


Young Minds - Bullying Advice for Parents & Carers Young Minds is a UK charity supporting parents & carers and YP with mental health and wellbeing. Lots of information and support across many areas. 

Kidscape - Kidscape is an award winning charity offering advice, information and support around bullying. Including their dedicated Parent Advice Line.

School Anxiety and Attendance 

Young Minds - advice on school anxiety  Young Minds is a UK charity supporting parents & carers and YP with mental health and wellbeing. Lots of information and support across many areas. 

For Children and Young People

Start Now Cornwall - a wellbeing website created by Young People in Cornwall for Young People in Cornwall. Check out the Wellbeing Action Plan and Toolkit

Childline is provides 1:1 support to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Big or small. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:

Childline also offers information / advice and wellbeing activities on its web pages including advice on bullying and school anxiety

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More links 

Not Fine in School  - Not Fine in School is a organisation that aims to "build a better understanding of school attendance barriers, promote best practice & work with others to effect change so that children, young people & families easily access the understanding & support they need". Have a look at their support pages for families and young people themselves.

BBC Bitesize Parents' Toolkit - Wellbeing - Wellbeing tips for parents to help you support a healthy, happy childhood - with advice on food, sleep, mindfulness, as well as ways to look after you and your child's mental health.

How to Empower Your Child to Deal With School Anxiety - Karen Young is an Australian Child Psychologist who does amazing work on Anxiety and support for children. In this article she talks about parents and carers can support school anxiety. 

Page last updated: 19 January 2024

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