Covid-19 Advice and support for pupils and young people 

During this unprecedented time, the school counselling services is working to ensure pupil's mental health remains a top priority. A number of resources have been collated below that we hope will be of use to teachers, parents and students.

Useful links

YouTube videos

Apps to help manage anxiety and find calm

  • SmilingMind - a modern meditation for young people from 7 years up. It is a free web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. Smiling Mind was created in Australia and is aimed at helping young people de-stress and stay calm. There are tailored programmes for different age groups.
  • Headspace
  • CALM
  • STOP, Breathe & Think
  • Insight Timer
  • Phone Apps: Mindful-app
  • Phone Apps: Mindshift
  • Phone Apps: Headspace

Talking to children about covid-19

Contact details for support agencies

(Community advice & listening line—mental health service)
0800 132 737

(Helpline for children & Young People in trouble or danger)
0800 11 11

Cruse Bereavement Care
(Day-by-day helpline for anyone affected by bereavement)
0808 808 1677

Dan 24/7: Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline
0808 808 2234

MEIC Helpline
(Information, advice & support for young people in Wales)
0808 23456 / Text: 84011

National Runaway Helpline
(Helpline for anyone who has run away from home or care)
Call or Text: 116 00

New Pathways
(Rape and sexual abuse support service)
01685 379 310

Papyrus / Hope Line UK
(For young people concerned and thinking about suicide)
0800 068 4141

(Listening service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
Call or Text: 116 123

Sexual Health / Contraception Clinics
Helpline: 01633 431709 (School nurses can also advise)

Social Services Emergency Out of Hours
(If a child or young person is in urgent need of protection)
0800 328 4432

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline
(Support & information for anyone affected by abuse)
0808 801 0800