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Parental Help and Support

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


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: 

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 Children.pdf

Advice for parents and carers on supporting children concerned about COVID

Helpful strategies for teens


Gunnersbury Catholic School