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Support from Outside Agencies.

Bridge the Gap

This is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the mental health of children, parents and teachers in Derby City and beyond.

They offer free support sessions (bookable by appointment) for anyone who has a concern over their child's emotional development, well-being, mental health, behaviour or sleep.

They also offer parent workshops which are designed to offer a greater understanding  of how your child develops, to help maintain strong connections with your child and help to protect their mental health.

Please have a look at the website for further information. 


NHS - every mind matters

This is a great website more aimed at adults where you can make a "Mind Plan", where you can assess your state of mind and make a plan to help with this. It also gives advice on other mental health issues such as 

  • Sleep (or lack of it)
  • Anxiety
  • Urgent Support
  • Low Mood
  • Helping Others
  • Stress
  • Possible causes

It also looks at body matters with issues such as:

  • Eating Better
  • Quit Smoking
  • Drink Less
  • Diabetes
  • Move more
  • Lose weight

Amongst other issues.

Please feel free to have a look at the website in more detail.



If you are worried about a child or you work with children and need advice or information about child protection you can call the following helpline:

Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends

0808 8005000


Build Sound Minds

Build Sound Minds - Action for Children is a charity organisation who work with children and young people and their families, providing early help and intervention. They have a team of psychologists who create age appropriate interventions and will work with children on a 1-1 or group basis. They will also work with families to help with issues at home. They work with children with many different issues. here are just a few:

  • Family difficulties
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Anger management difficulties
  • Support with bereavement, loss and separation
  • Adjustment reactions
  • Conduct disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parental need where support in managing and understanding behaviour could be beneficial

You can make a referal for your child as a parent or please come into school and speak to staff about making a referal and we can work with you to do this.

Please go to the website for further details


Young Minds

Young minds is a children's and young people's mental health charity.

Their website covers issues such as:

  • Abuse
  • Anger 
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating problems
  • Exam stress
  • Problems at school

There is a page for parents with a "Parental Survival Guide" and much more.

Please visit the website for more details