Ruskin Junior School

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Ruskin Junior School take the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously. We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy.

We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood, it can be particularly hard to cope with sad feelings or worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally. You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes. We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school.

If you are worried about your child's mental health then you are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses. There is good support available from local and national organisations. The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.


Links and Resources to Help Children

Childline | Childline

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters

See tips and advice for parents and carers on how to support children and young people's mental wellbeing, and give them the best chance to stay healthy. 

Home - HappyMaps: Help and Resources for Children's Mental Health

An award-winning website on children's mental health collating sensible and professional advice on common problems. With new self-help pages for young people.

Charlie Waller Trust, mental health charity

We understand mental health. Our aim is to educate young people, & those with responsibility for them, about their mental health & wellbeing. The Charlie Waller Trust was created by the Waller family in 1997 in response to the loss of their son and brother Charlie to suicide having suffered from depression. We have since become one of the UK’s most respected mental health charities.


Bereavement support 

Tree House Wiltshire

Tree House Wiltshire


Resources for adults 

Home - The Dock Swindon

The Dock is a new and different way for young people to find out about services that are here to help them in Swindon.

Shout - UK's 24/7 Crisis Text Service for Mental Health Support

Shout 85258 is the UK's first 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis. Get free, confidential mental health support anytime, anywhere. Text 'SHOUT' to 85258.

Links to a range of services supporting physical, social and emotional needs. Includes Ofsted registered childcare, parenting support, groups, clubs and events. Signposts to organisations, services, support, activities and groups for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND additional needs

Live Well Swindon Hub | Swindon Borough Council

Homepage for Live Well Swindon. Find out different services that can help you and give advice to look after yourself, stop smoking or manage active lifestyle.

A conversation could change a life | R U OK?

R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity in Australia, encouraging all of us to notice the signs of mental health struggle in friends, family, and colleagues, and start meaningful conversations that offer support and care to those in need. A conversation can change a life.


Swindon Mind : 01793 432031 


Samaritans. Tel:  free confidential listening service 116 123  


NHS Choices: moodzone.  Helps manage stress, anxiety, depression.