Mental Health and Wellbeing

Available locally:

www.kentresiliencehub.org.uk - Headstart Kent (support for parents and educators about looking after children’s mental health)

www.moodspark.org.uk – a website designed by young people from Kent for young people from Kent. Contains lots of resources about building up resilience

www.kooth.com – online community and online counselling for young people. The counselling is free to young people in Kent. Can be accessed from home and the counsellors are fully qualified.

  • Early Help - 03000 414141 or visit www.kent.gov.uk (early intervention to help with behaviour and problems within the family setting). 
  • Kent Young Carers - call 0300 111 1110 or email youngcarers@imago.community
  • www.fegans.org.uk - Fegans Counselling Services – call 01892 538288
  • www.releasethepressure.uk - Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160 for free, confidential 24/7 support for anyone, any age, who is struggling to cope.
  • www.salusgroup.org.uk - Project Salus (intervention offered to support bullying, ASC, domestic abuse, e-safety, emotional wellbeing and social development)
  • www.home-start.org.uk - Home Start Kent supports parents learning to cope with everyday challenges they face to build better lives for their children
  • www.nelft.nhs.cuk - NELFT/CAMHS/CYPMHS – access to clinical consultation and specialist mental health services. Call Single Point of Access on 0800 011 3474 or visit the website to access the online Single Point of Access request for support form

 

Available nationally:

  • www.chathealth.nhs.uk - ChatHealth offers online messaging support linked to physical and mental health for young people and their families
  • www.togetherall.com – online community providing mental health support
  • www.youngminds.org.uk – lots of support and articles. Includes a phone line for young people and a phone line for parents
  • www.themix.org.uk – website providing support for young people aged 10-25. Includes a phone line, chat service and online messenger for crisis support
  • Shout 85258 is the UK’s first free, confidential 24/7 text support service. Find out more at www.giveusashout.org

 

ALCOHOL ABUSE

  • www.nacoa.org.uk - Nacoa supports anyone affected by their parent’s drinking. There is a free helpline you can access by calling 0800 358 3456
  • www.childline.org.uk - the Childline website has a special section for primary aged children under the age of 12 and includes a mood tracker plus links to chat online or via email. Call the helpline on 0800 1111

 

BEREAVEMENT 

Available locally

  • www.chums.uk.com - offers mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children, young people and their families plus a specialist bereavement service in Kent. Call 01622 427300 or email info@chums.uk.com
  • www.fegans.org.uk - Fegans Counselling Services – call 01892 538288
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Available nationally

 

 

BULLYING

  • www.kidscape.org.uk - Kidscape Parent Advice Line (for young people, single parents, carers and professionals) open Monday and Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm 020 7823 5430;
    WhatsApp 07496 68278

 

DIVORCE

  • www.youngminds.org.uk – lots of support and articles. Includes a phone line for young people and a phone line for parents
  • www.gingerbread.org.uk - Gingerbread is the national charity for single parents and offers a helpline and webchat service. Call the helpline on 0808 802 0925

 

EATING DISORDERS

Available locally

 

Available nationally

  • www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk - BEAT’S helplines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and from 4pm-12pm at the weekend and Bank Holidays or call 0808 801 0677 or access support via the online chat rooms. You can also find free self-help guides to download

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • www.papyrus-uk.org – advice and support is available for children and young people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned about a young person, by calling the HopelineUK on 0800 068 4141. You can also text 07860 039967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org

Research highlighted Zones of Regulation as a useful tool. It is now used across the school and all staff have been trained.