Mental Health Wellbeing
Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field, launched a new mental health campaign called “Every Mind Matters” in October 2019.
The campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.
For more information please visit,
COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Getting Help in the Holidays Cards (Young Minds)
These small cards have helpline numbers for Young Minds Crisis helpline, ChildLine and the police, so that pupils can get help if they're struggling with their mental health during the holidays.
Download the Young Minds crisis cards here: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3391/crisis-cards-sheet.pdf
Self-harm and Suicide (Papyrus)
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide.
The organisation have recently published a guide for parents created by those who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health.
Download here: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Supporting-Your-Child-A-Guide-for-Parents.pdf
KOOTH.COM - ONLINE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing
and resilience of your students.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth
provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support
designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a
qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm
to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access
regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young
people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When young people register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and
in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and
discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can
find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service
Please see the Kooth Poster below for more information