Springwell Learning Community


Useful Links

The following websites are useful for school staff and young people interested in mental health issues.

National Organisations


Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.



National organisation which promotes mental health issues and offers a range of internet based support, along with links to local support services.


A national organisation which promotes mental health issues within young people. A wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people. A range of information and leaflets which can be downloaded. A range of online resources is also available.


Royal College of Psychiatrists website. Information pages to view online and 36 fact sheets available, covering issues around growing up, parental mental illness and mental health difficulties within adolescence. This includes Mind Ed, which is a free e-learning resource to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.


National organisation offering online support and telephone support to young people in distress.


National organisation which offers a 24 hour telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress. Website offers useful information pages about different mental health difficulties.


Online user led organisation to raise awareness of self-injury and to support young people who self-injure (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).


National self-harm network online support and information for people who self-harm (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).


Helpline for parents who are worried about their children being bullied.


National drugs helpline for advice, information and support about drugs.



This site is all about helping young people to help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.



Winston’s Wish was set up in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children, young people and their families. Since then, they have helped many thousands of children begin to live with their loss.



National Autistic Society are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since they began over 50 years ago, they have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism.



Youth Mindfulness believe the practice of mindfulness holds the potential to have a deeply transformative impact on the lives of young people and ultimately lead to a more healthy, happy and compassionate society.


Local Organisations


http://fsd.barnsley.gov.uk – BESST

The SEND Early Years team provides training, guidance, advice and support to parents and early years settings for children with a wide range of special educational needs.



Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They are also based in Barnsley. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance societies care of bereaved people.



At Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS), we offer support locally
to adults and children whose lives have been affected by these experiences.


www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk › Community Paediatrics 

As a large percentage of the children under the care of Community Child Health have difficulties with sleeping, we have developed a sleep workshop in co-operation with the children’s sleep charity Cerebra.



TADS was born in January 2014 when a group of women in Barnsley, that had experienced mental health issues themselves, came together to offer some support to others. A service for young people. Based at The Core in Barnsley.



Addaction support young people to make positive behavioural change. Whether that’s a problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health or wellbeing – Addaction are there to help young people make changes to their lives in ways they never thought possible.



Barnsley Children, Young people and Families Trust is the local partnership that brings together organisations responsible for providing services for children, young people and families in the borough, who are all working to improve outcomes.



Safe at Last provide a 24 hour helpline, One to One Support, a Preventative Education Programme and Family support for young people at risk through running away and their families.




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