Please read the ‘Take 5’ resource below.
Kooth is a free, online counselling services where under – 18s can chat anonymously to a trained counsellor.
Young Minds says: We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust says: Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.
Mind UK says: We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 08001111
Childline says: We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.
Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!
NHS Live Well offers ‘Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing’
Contact the Virgin Care Wiltshire School Health Nurse team on 07480 635513
We are aware that mental and emotional wellbeing are becoming increasing priorities in the care and progression of young people. The information below has been gathered via the training and professional development of key members of pastoral staff at Kingdown, with the intention of outlining services we can offer as a school, as well as basic measures parents can take at home, to nurture their child’s mental and emotional needs.
There are many things you can do to encourage your son or daughter to keep a healthy mind, including:
Signs that your child may be struggling with their emotional and mental wellbeing might include:
(Please note that these signs do not exclusively suggest mental health issues. If in doubt, please see below)
It is important to seek help if you are having concerns about your child’s emotional or mental wellbeing. Appropriate avenues include: