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Family Support

Family Support Worker, Marian Smith, is available to offer support and guidance for any concerns or difficulties that families are experiencing.  These may include significant life changes such as moving home or school, family break-up, separation, loss and bereavement or social and emotional issues such as anxiety, anger-management, low self-esteem or relationship difficulties.

  • Available Monday to Thursday for parent/carer drop-ins
  • Contact on school email through 
  • Individual support for pupils on 1:1 basis to support social and emotional wellbeing
  • Trained as Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) with ongoing supervision from the County Psychological Team and to BACP Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Useful Websites
  • Support and Information for Mental Health – support and information with specific support linked to anxiety about Coronavirus 
  • Childline (Call: 08001111) – resources and activities, help, advice online or phone anytime
  • Samaritans – 24 hour support and information (Free phone: 116123)  
  • Dorset’s Family Information Service 
  • Digital Parenting Vodafone  – Helping you to help your child manage their digital world
  • Mosaic is a Dorset wide charity offering a pathway of support to bereaved children, young people and their families-
  • Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. We offer support & guidance to bereaved children, families and professionals
  • The new Dorset Neurodiversity Hub ( provides an accessible, credible source of information for people of all ages. It has been developed as part of NHS Dorset’s All Age Neurodevelopmental Review, which identified a need for better information about support for people with neurodevelopmental conditions, particularly those living with autism and ADHD.

    The new website includes signposting to a wide range of support, including peer support groups, local and national charities, online advice and guidance, and professional support. It also features articles and blogs written by members of Dorset’s neurodivergent community, and video interviews with neurodivergent people and their families.