Wellbeing and Mental Health

Healthy mind and body

All children in the world are our most precious resource for a happier, healthier tomorrow. They deserve all we can give them to thrive and succeed in this world.

This page offers a series of downloads and links designed to help children develop a healthy mind. This page will be regularly updated with new information so please keep checking back for new content. To get started, please click on the links below.

Downloadable resources:

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Links:

Croydon Talking therapies   

Croydon NHS Talking Therapies Service (formerly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT)) is free and confidential and available to anyone 17 years and older registered with a Croydon GP or living in the borough of Croydon.

Croydon Talking therapies

Films for Parents & Carers

The short films and accompanying fact sheets below have been prepared to help parents and children who may have a diagnosis, may be showing symptoms of a potential mental health condition or may be struggling as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

We understand that supporting your child can be tricky. It can be hard to know what to do or say, especially in our modern, ever-changing world. Follow the link to find short reads and clips full of practical tips from child mental health experts to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour.​


Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Web Links:


MindMate is a new Leeds website for families, professionals, children and young people around youth mental health. If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. If you’re a parentcarer or professional, MindMate can help you support a young person you know.


CROYDON CAMHS website has useful information for Croydon Schools on advice, referrals, training, Evidence Informed Practice and other areas.


Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. You can find a confidential parents helpline, info about their campaigns, their publications and help and guidance for children & young people. They also advise professionals including teachers, school nurses, social workers and counsellors.

Anna Freud Foundation

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have a free network called ‘Schools in Mind’ where school staff and allied professionals can share practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care. We would particularly like to highlight “Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: a toolkit for schools and colleges.” The resource helps schools and colleges think through why and how they might choose to measure student mental wellbeing; signposts a range of validated (tried and tested/ robust) survey questions and instruments that can help them to do this, and shares insights from schools and colleges on their experiences. 

ChildlineChildline offers free and confidential phone and online support lines to children and young people in need. They also offer online counselling via their website.

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