Minerva Learning Trust

During these times of uncertainty our mental health can be affected. A number of links, leaflets and videos to support all those in our community are below 

If you need to speak to someone right now, please contact one of the following 24 hour services: 



The following organisations have created comprehensive resources and have  advice on supporting your child(ren) during the current lockdown.

Think For The Future -  Belief. Courage.Growth


Parent Talk - Action for Children -Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust.


British Red Cross - Home Learning Resources on wellbeing, resilience building, kindness and first aid 


New ‘Healthier Together’ Website

A group, led by a Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Sheffield Children’s, has developed the website and it is hoped that it will be useful for members of the public and also professionals to access information on pathways, and also signpost for self-care advice.  


Sheffield Futures

Our Door43 health and wellbeing service provides free support to young people aged 13-25 in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. 


Barnardo's launch new helpline for BAME families

Charity Barnardo's has launched a new helpline to provide support for BAME families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boloh Helpline has been created to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and their families, who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and face significant challenges to their emotional health and well-being.

The Boloh Helpline, which also has a web-chat facility, is available between 1pm and 8pm Monday to Friday, and will be available until 30 September 2021.

It won't just be a listening service - it will provide practical and emotional support.

You can read more about the Boloh Helpline here https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/

Both Young Minds and BBC have some great advice on supporting your child(ren) returning to school after lockdown

Young Minds - Returning To School After Lockdown

BBC - Helping Your Child Feel Better About Being Back In School

CAMHS have provided this collection of downloadable self-help guides that we really like and hope may be useful to you. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents.

CAMHS Resources

Goldigger - Sheffield based support service for male and females aged 11yrs to 18yrs.


Childline – National site, Children can access this themselves it’s a young person friendly site.


Mood JuiceThis site is a document that is used as a self-help guide to look at specifically shyness and social anxiety.  


KOOTH - Free Online Counselling Service for 11 – 18 year olds 


NSPCC - Similar to ChildLine, parent and child friendly website offers lots of advice and support. 

Sheffield Directory -  for advice and support within Sheffield. 


Triple P- downloadable resources for tips on parenting children during the lockdown. 


BBC Bitesize                           

Nine coronavirus worries and how to deal with them


Every Mind Matters


Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Young Minds  - National Mental Health service for Young people/adults. 

Young Minds also offer a Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines).               




Mental Heath Foundation   




Please note, by providing these links we are not endorsing any external organisations, their websites or products and/or services they provide. Equally, we do not accept liability for the accuracy or quality of the content of those websites.