Useful sources of further information and local contacts

It is important that all our pupils know the key people they can speak to at school, and that if they want to, they can speak to any member of staff.

Further information on wellbeing can be found from the following sources Please click on the hyperlink to be taken through to the websites:

 

NHS

Information about the 5 steps to mental wellbeing and strategies about how to achieve them

NSPCC

Help and advice for parents supporting children with mental health problems

Young Minds

Young Minds have information, resources and a helpline for parents: 0808 802 5544.

Mind Ed

Excellent information, advice and contacts for all areas of children’s mental health

Action for Children

Build Sound Minds is a campaign for improving young people’s emotional wellbeing. They offer advice on how to support your child - and look after yourself.

Anna Freud Centre

Offers a range of resources that include free podcasts to help parents/carers manage child and family mental health issues.

Kent Resilience Hub

Aimed at parents of children aged between 10 and 16. A place where you can increase your understanding and find tools and approaches to help build your child’s resilience.

Every Mind Matters
Support and guidance from the NHS on things like low mood, anxiety, sleep and stress.

The School Health Service

The School Health Service in Tonbridge and Malling can offer a range of support, including self-referral for counselling for young people.  There are lots of links to local services too

Moodspark

A child or young person can build their own emotional resilience by using the resources at Moodsparks, a site built with young people from Kent.

Kooth

An online community supporting wellbeing for children aged 10 and over.

The following contacts may also be helpful for parents and pupils:

  • Childline - where children can get in touch on 0800 1111
  • In an emergency or crisis pupils should also know they can contact the Samaritans or call 999.