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Emotional Wellbeing


The governors and school staff of Ringwood School place the upmost importance in ensuring the emotional wellbeing of all our students.

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In April 2021 we launched the “Be Kind to Yourself Campaign“, which we introduced in response to a student wellbeing survey . Our students told us that they were trying to manage exam stress, anxiety, relationship issues and social media pressure. This initiative focuses on all aspects of Mental Health and Wellbeing, and is championed by our Sixth Form Mental Health Ambassadors. Check them out on our YouTube channel.

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Advice for Parents

CAMHS have created some ‘recipes for wellbeing’ cards, which aim to help parents and carers support a young person experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing. The cards give advice on: anxiety, low mood, bullying, sleep difficulties, exam stress, loss and bereavement, problematic gaming, crisis, body image, gender identity, sexuality, eating difficulties, panic attacks, transition to school and boosting self-esteem.

You can find them here:

Talking regularly with your child about relationships and sex can help develop shared understanding, trust and support between you. Talk little. Talk often. Ask The Awkward:

Think Ninja

We are delighted to inform you that we have recently introduced ThinkNinja®, a new app co-designed by clinical psychologists and secondary school students. The app provides young people with a range of strategies and coping skills to support their mental health, emotional well-being and to build greater resilience. ThinkNinja® is free to download for all students on a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The app supports young people in a range of daily life issues such as being stressed, feeling low or having unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that might be triggered by pressures such as exams, struggling to make friends and social situations. ThinkNinja® was created by Healios, an organisation which has extensive experience in providing a range of high quality specialist mental health services on behalf of the NHS.

The personal data that your child enters into ThinkNinja® will not be shared with the school. The personal data is stored securely at Healios and is used to help improve ThinkNinja®. The school will only be receiving anonymous data reports on the usage of the app to help in our evaluation of how successful the uptake and usage of the app is at our school. If you would like to read more about Healios’ privacy policy, you can find it at:

To find out more about the app please visit  

Recommended Apps



Ringwood School: Individual Health Care Plan

The Mix
Information, support and listening for people under 25.
Phone: 0808 808 4994 (24 hours)

Youth Access
Get connected with the right support services and organisations in your area. For anyone aged 11-25.
Phone: 0208 773 9900 (9-1pm and 2-5pm, Mon-Fri)

24-hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Adults included.)
Phone: 116 113 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
Phone: 0800 1111 (24 hours) Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online

Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am–4.00pm, free for mobiles and landlines.

Stem4 –

This comprehensive and clinically informed resource shares information on identification, early intervention and management.

  • Information about eating disorders, depression and anxiety, self-harm and addiction
  • Self-help strategies
  • Resources to download on issues such as school mental health policy development
  • Useful links for further support

The Stem4 community page is a message board where people can share their experiences of Stem4 events and mental health. Young people, who want to benefit others with their own experience and by providing personal advice, contribute to this page. For more information on how to get involved contact
Free to download app – provides tasks that help you to resist or manage the urge to self-harm, completely private and password protected.


Charlie Waller input on Adolescent Mental Health Wednesday 22nd November:

Ringwood Schools Parent Safe Guarding Leaflet

Uniquely Me Parents Guide