Emotional Health & Wellbeing

The following links are designed to provide you with practical advice on areas of concern that sometimes cause parents anxiety or stress when supporting their teenager.

The four areas are, Eating disorders, Self-Harm, Anxiety, Online Safety.

Our intention is to provide an area of the website where parents might find information, advice and guidance that supports them in understanding areas of teenage life that might feel alien to them.

Some of the links are to websites that provide their own advice and guidance; other links are to articles that may be of interest that are linked to the subject matter.

In some areas we share some of our own teaching resources which provides an insight into how Priory is adapting its curriculum to support students.

The range of links is by no means exhaustive. We would welcome feedback and recommendations of additional information that parents have, themselves found useful and supportive.

Should you wish to provide any feedback please go to priory@priorysouthsea.org and title your email Health Web page.

Youth Wellbeing Directory – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Website 

Self Harm

For information on Self Harm follow the links below:

Eating Disorders

For information on Eating Disorders, follow the links below:


For information on Anxiety, follow the links below:

On-line Safety

As a school we have a duty of care to all of our students and their families and we take this responsibility very seriously. With this in mind we feel it is appropriate to share with you some information regarding new game websites and apps that have come to our attention and have recently been discussed in the news.
A new website called Blue Whale encourages followers to take part in a series of daily dares that become increasingly more dangerous as the days progress. Sadly this ‘game’ has already claimed two lives in the local area.
A second app we have been made aware of is Pickle. This app encourages gamers to film a dare for which they will receive payment. Dares are posted anonymously. Jobs can also be posted and payment is offered if you take the job, such as garden cleaning or car washing.
Another site called Sayat.me is a public but anonymous forum for people to post comments and has been used for online bullying and trolling.
Momo Challenge
Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’, Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently (and most worryingly)… YouTube Kids. Click here to view National Online Safety’s Momo Challenge Parents Guide.
It is vital we ensure children are safe. Please discuss these with your child and check your child’s phones, tablets, IPods etc. to ensure they are not on any of these sites.

Please find below, from Hampshire Police, some other Apps to be aware of

MyLOL: there are concerns raised this app is being used by sexual predators. The advice from the National Crime Agency states: ?We strongly advise that schools and parents talk to children about this app and advise them to delete the app and block the website.? On its website, MyLOL claims itself to be the ‘#1 teen dating site in the US, Australia, UK and Canada’ and claims to have more than 300,000 members around the world. It invites users to meet ‘thousands of teenagers like you’ and then goes on to describe how users can ‘chat with members or privately with someone.’ Teens are encouraged to update a profile and share pictures.

Yellow: labelled ‘Tinder for teens’, which could be used by predators to groom youngsters. Like Tinder, Yellow allows its users to swipe right and left to either ‘like’ or ‘pass’ another user, and if there’s a match, they can begin chatting. A spokesman for NSPCC said: ?Any app that allows strangers to send photos to children or vice versa is troubling – particularly where the images being exchanged are of a sexual nature. Yellow’s settings enable adults to view children, through a service blatantly aimed at flirting and relationships, also creates an opportunity for sexual predators to target young people.

Musical.ly: This is increasingly coming to the attention of Hampshire Police – receiving a negative reputation because it appears to be an application that undesirables are looking at to exploit as they are aware that the main users are children aged 8 – 12 years old.

For information on On-line Safety, follow the links below:


Healthy Young Minds

For information on On-line Safety, follow the links below: