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Support for Students

Safeguarding and E-Safety:

E-learning website which is free to all parents and any student who are over 16+

http://onlinementalhealthtraining.co.uk/invited/

There are other training courses on KSCH website which are free  

https://www.kscmp.org.uk/training/e-learning-courses

Mental Heath:

Release the pressure:

Release the Pressure is a free confidential 24/7 helpline and web chat for anyone aged 16 and over to support any mental health problem from just having an off day, through to crisis point. It is provided by a charity called Mental Health Matters and all staff are qualified to a minimum NVQ Level 3 in Counselling Skills.

Phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time

Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • money worries
  • relationship troubles
  • stress
  • suicidal thoughts.

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.

This E-learning website is free to all our parents and any student who is over 16+ - http://onlinementalhealthtraining.co.uk/invited/

https://goodmentalhealthmatters.com/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/

https://thebeyouproject.co.uk/

The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity.

We offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBT+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other.

https://www.porchlight.org.uk/

Are your feelings or worries impacting on your relationships, work or life generally? You’re not alone: at least 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.At Live Well Kent we can help you improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is a free service for anyone over 17.You might want to improve your everyday living, become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills or find a job. Whatever it is, we’re here to help. We won’t judge you and what we discuss will remain confidential.

https://www.kooth.com/

Kooth is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-kent-children-young-peoples-mental-health

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Kent.

This service is available to young people from the age of 0-18 (up until their 19th birthday) and up until the age of 25 for young people with special educational needs or as part of a wider network of support for children and young people in the care of the Local Authority

CYPMHS offers advice and support for stress, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm or difficult to manage behaviours and support for neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD or ASD.

The way in which we offer support can differ from young person to young person as every journey is unique. We are currently leading the way with our innovative digital support for young people and we have a number of resources available online. These are freely available and do not require a referral to our service.

For some young people, their emotional well-being may be having a significant impact on their day to day life. In these cases we may offer a short period of face to face support either in 1:1 sessions or in a group.

https://selfharm.co.uk/ALUMINA

Alumina is free and is run by SelfharmUK for young people aged 14 and above. It is an online programme that is run a couple of nights a week by trained counsellors; it’s a safe place to explore how you are doing, what your struggles are and receive support for your harming behaviour. It’s done in a chat room style so that no –one can see you, it’s confidential (you can use a different name) and young people can only chat to each other in the ‘public’ forums so you feel safer.

https://www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk/about-us/

We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays. This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19. You do not need to be in mainstream education to seek our support. If you are home-schooled or in a pupil referral unit, you can still use our service.Our teams work to improve the general health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families to support children to get the best start in life.We work with health visitors, community paediatricians, schools and other services from your local community in a range of locations, including mainstream schools and special schools and outreach services.

https://selfharm.co.uk/ALUMINA

Alumina is free and is run by SelfharmUK for young people aged 14 and above. It is an online programme that is run a couple of nights a week by trained counsellors; it’s a safe place to explore how you are doing, what your struggles are and receive support for your harming behaviour. It’s done in a chat room style so that no –one can see you, it’s confidential (you can use a different name) and young people can only chat to each other in the ‘public’ forums so you feel safer

https://www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk/about-us/

We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays. This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19. You do not need to be in mainstream education to seek our support. If you are home-schooled or in a pupil referral unit, you can still use our service.Our teams work to improve the general health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families to support children to get the best start in life.We work with health visitors, community paediatricians, schools and other services from your local community in a range of locations, including mainstream schools and special schools and outreach services.

https://www.themix.org.uk/ Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Child Sexual Exploitation:

https://www.kscmp.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/52132/CSE-A-guide-for-Parents-Carers.pdf