Supporting young people's mental health

If you or someone you work with needs a listening ear, there is always someone to talk to:
  • Call Samaritans free on 116 123 or email
  • Call NHS Connection, Dorset's mental health helpline, on 0800 652 0190
  • Text SHOUT to 85258

Resources and services

If you work with young people, mental health resources and services are available for you and those you support. 

Bereavement support and national organisations

Bereavement is difficult at any age, but can be especially hard for children and young people to process. Advice and support is available. There are also charities specialising in information and resources for young people, parents and those who work with them:


You can take free online training courses which will teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.