Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

ART Brokerage can provide up to date information on which agencies are currently delivering theses services and can often secure places on your behalf:  or 01202 458012   

Counselling Services for:

  • Anger Management in teens
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Breakdown
  • Relationship Breakdown
  • Substance Misuse

Types of Therapy Include:

  • Group Work
  • One to one support
  • Mentoring
  • Art, Drama, Play and talking therapies

CAMHs (Community Adolescent Mental Health)

See Emotional Health and Well Being Services in Dorset. 

BCP practitioners need to download the referral form and email to

All referrals will be assessed by the Gateway team, those with a milder diagnosis will be supported by the ‘brief intervention’ team. Those with more serious issues will be transferred to the regular CAMHS teams for more specialised, intensive treatment.

The Gateway service is designed to help nip low-level problems in the bud, while also freeing up other CAMHS staff to see people with a moderate/severe diagnosis more quickly and reduce waiting times.

Please see 'Referral Support and Guidance'.


Early Help Training Opportunities

Mental Health 1st Aid - This is a two day course, the skills and techniques are suitable for use with children and young people over the age of eight years.

Understanding and Working with Attachment Problems -  This two-day course raises awareness and understanding of attachment issues in a practical way, empowering practitioners to engage with children, young people and their families to support them in building positive attachments, self-esteem and resilience. 

Attachment Parenting Programme - This is a two day course designed to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to work with individual parents to help them re-build positive attachment with their children.  (You will need to have already completed 'Understanding and Working with Attachment Problems' either as a stand-a-lone course or as part of the six day 'Building Healthy Emotional Development for Children and Young People'.)

Get the Best from Yourself & Others; and Coaching Skills - This two day workshop gives you the opportunity to explore how what makes you an individual, can also hold you back or drive you forwards. The second day is an interactive workshop which gives you the opportunity to learn and practise the skills coaches use to achieve positive and motivating results with clients of varying ages, personalities and life experiences.

​To check dates and book places

Follow this link to see all available courses with the Early Help Partnership Workforce Development Programme.


Other Useful Contacts and Resources

A to Z  -  Handy guide to all things Mental Health from the Mental Health Foundation

CAHMS Resources  -  A site created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being.

ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for 11-19 year olds staffed by school nursing team. Text to 07480 635511 for advice: sexual and emotional health, alcohol, drugs and smoking etc

Child Mental Health  -  NSPCC Learning 

Childrens Mental Health week, February 2020.  Activities to help children 'Find Your Brave'

Connection - a 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Every Mind Matters - Download or order resources, such as leaflets, posters, guides and resource packs for all Public Health campaigns.

Free Tools and Resources - Mental Health

Kooth - free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Mental Health - Advice for Parents and Teachers of secondary age children

Mental Health & Bereavement - Services and support for children, young people and families

Mental Health of Children in England  -  Public Health England

Mental Health Foundation - Resouces and Publications

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools

Mental Health & Wellbeing - Supporting in secondary schools

Mental Health & Wellbeing - A resource for teachers and practitioners to improve children's and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing

Mind A-Z Mental Health - a list of mental health topics to help you understand

MindEd - free educational resource on children and young people's mental health.  Good to give to parents 

NHS Local Service Finder - Sexual Health, Mental Health, Urgent Care, etc

Recovery Education Centre - provides education and training for over 18's affected by mental health problems, focusing on self-management, self-determination, choice and responsibility

Steps to Wellbeing - free, confidential, NHS service for people aged 18+ offering a range of treatments for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety, stress or other common mental health problems

Young Minds - free resources around children and young people’s mental health

FREE Tool and Resources​ for working with children, young people and their parents.​​