Extra support

When you need some extra help

If you've spoken to your Named Person (aka guidance teacher) about something, and they’re worried about your wellbeing, they may suggest writing a plan to make sure any issues or problems can be dealt with. You should be involved in the plan – and so should your parents or carers whenever that’s possible.

It’s YOUR plan, after all!

The Named Person might use the Wellbeing Wheel to guide a conversation with you, and there are five questions they will ask themselves – to make sure you get the right support and help.

Extra support story

What is getting in the way of this child or young person's wellbeing?

What can I do now to help this child or young person?

What additional help – if any – may be needed from others?

Do I have all the information I need to help this child or young person?

What can my agency do to help this child or young person?





There might be other people who could help you, and the Named Person could put you in touch with them. Like Dionne, you and your family might be struggling with grief and bereavement and the Named Person might put you in touch with a bereavement counsellor.

Unless there were serious worries about your safety, the Named Person would nearly always speak to you before sharing information with other people.

You should then meet up with Named Person again after an agreed time to review the plan and see how you’re doing. It’s good if your family can be involved, too.