Children & Young People Services





  • PCN Youth PPG Clinical Lead – Dr Ann Marshall
  • Youth PPG Lead Coordinator – Jan Sayers
  • PCN Youth PPG Admin Lead – Jenny Whittle

Useful Links


RUOK? Campaign

Aims to raise awareness of a range of mental health support available to children and young people in Dorset, including 24/7 crisis support, NHS Services and support from local charities. 


  • Connection: 24/7 Mental Health Helpline 0800 652 0190
  • Samaritans: Always on-hand to listen 116 123


  • 24/7 Mental Health Support: Text 'SHOUT' to 85258


Wellbeing community with live chat (11-18 years) via Kooth


Find more local support via the Dorset Youth website


Active Monitoring for Young People

Active Monitoring gives people ages 11-18, through a programme of 1-2-1 guided self-help sessions, the opportunity to explore their feelings and emotions with a friendly trained practitioner. For more information and details on how to refer please visit the Dorset Mind website: Young People Active Monitoring - Dorset Mind

The Active Monitoring Service became available within Purbeck in November 2022, and since then the service has proven to be hugely successful in supporting the young people of Purbeck.  94.4% of the young people accessing the service rated the service as positive, and 100% of the young people stated they would recommend the service to others.

Young People’s Feedback

Here is some recent feedback on the service.

‘I like talking to Grace and the booklets look like they will be helpful’

‘It is helpful for me to be able to talk to someone and be honest with them about how I am feeling’

‘Grace is very easy to talk to, I did not expect to talk about my dad and mum so easily’