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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Parental Help and Support

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Caring for our children is an exceptionally rewarding but undoubtedly tremendously difficult responsibility.  To assist our parents we have collated some excellent sources of parental help and support.  Please be minded that we are always available to help our families - do not hesitate to contact our school.


Generic emotional well-being & mental health links  This is a fantastic website that has details of books, weblinks, apps, videos and contains resources around emotional / mental health  Healthy Young Minds in Herts Young Minds – Children and Young people’s mental health charity.  Filled with information and have a parents helpline This is the website developed to support the work of the Princes and their Heads Together campaign.  It is largely targeted at schools but lots of useful resources Mood self assessment and online audio guides

Apps & Websites and General Wellbeing support   Sources of wellbeing support



Printable worksheets for teens on managing anger

Great resource for teens on managing anger

Anger workbook



For Parents:—helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers 

Managing Your Worries CBT guide for young people: 

Anxiety in Teens: 

Young Minds information on anxiety: 

Many self help and other resources looking at anxiety, phobias and panic attacks:  



Winston’s Wish  – Young People’s area

Child Bereavement UK

Hope Again  Website for bereaved teens


Eating issues

Fantastic source of resources around problematic eating and eating disorders for young people and parents / carers: 

Supporting a young person with eating problems:

A guide for parents / carers supporting a young person with an eating disorder: 


Parents (Factsheets)

Worries & Anxiety:—helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers

Understanding Childhood (all age ranges)

Parents guide to supporting anxiety: 



Resilience worksheets: 

Pack on building resilience: 

Resilience toolkit for young people: 


Telephone helplines / Online Support:

Samaritans – Free Call 24 hours a day 116 123

Shout Crisis Text Line – Text Shout to 85258

Childline – Call 0800 1111

Kooth – Free mental health support for all young people in Gunnersbury, year 7 – 13. This provides:  online counselling weekdays 12 noon – 10pm and weekends 6pm – 10pm - 365 days a year. Sign up at


Coronavirus – A guide for Children by the Children’s Commissioner



This is a specific resource for children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum

Advice for parents and carers on supporting children concerned about COVID

Helpful strategies for teens