If a child, parent or carer is feeling worried and wants to talk to someone please contact the Senior Mental Health Lead, Mrs Claudia Miller on email@example.com or the pupil wellbeing lead, Mrs Hannah Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
There are lots of places parents and carers can access help. If you are worried your child is feeling incredibly depressed or suicidal then start with a visit to your GP or call NHS 111. Your doctor may refer you to CAMHS, which is a service to support children and adolescents access mental health support. If you are in immediate danger, parents and carers should call 999 or go straight to A&E.
South Kent - Directory of Services for Children, Young People and Families
Hub of Hope
A list of support providers in your local area for a range of difficulties. The UK’s leading mental health support database.
Kent Resilience Hub
Website linked to Headstart. A resilience hub for parents and young people age 10+. Support and help around resilience and emotional wellbeing.
A place to increase your understanding and awareness, find approaches and tools or navigate your way to appropriate support and services.
Rethink Mental Illness
Help and support for those affected by mental health - for young people and adults.
Every Mind Matters
Mental health and wellbeing website for both adults and young people.
Aims to break down the stigma of mental health by raising the profile and allowing people to see ‘it is ok to not be ok’. Support around mental health and wellbeing. Lead to the creation of Mentally Healthy Schools:
Advice and support for parents and young people around various mental health and wellbeing issues.
This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to group together helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and wellbeing.
Free resources for our school community and families via the Fegans Family Hub. It has articles from Fegan’s therapists, parenting tips from their parenting team and a link to a forum to have any mental health and parenting questions answered.
They have also created a free 'Parenting in a Pandemic' animated course for families who need extra support.
Parenting Smart from Place2be has Parenting advice from child mental health experts with practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.
Young Minds has a parents and carers helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
The Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families
has a series of podcasts on a range of issues as a wave of support, alongside other material and resources
PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK | Call PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141
Self Injury Support
This website has a range of support, including for friends and parents and carers. Helpline: 0808 800 8088 which offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. Text support: 07537 432444 (Tues, Wed, Thurs - 7pm-9:30pm)
Telephone service 08444 775 774
Text service 07537 416 905
Helps all those experiencing anxiety disorders, and specific section on helping your child
Cruse Bereavement Support
Supporting children and young people
Beat Eating Disorders
This website provides a helpline, chat room, email support and resources on all aspects of eating disorders.
Get Self Help
CBT self-help site
Kooth - a Handy guide for parents and carers
Mental health difficulties in children and young people A toolkit for parents
This BBC Bitesize page is filled with tips and advice for parents on supporting their children with mental well-being : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkyr47h