Mental Health, Wellbeing & Support
"With the winter break fast approaching, at Kooth Digital Health we appreciate there will be some young people who may struggle during the holidays without the access to the daily pastoral support, trusted adults and friends that the school community provides. Equally, seasonal illness and the closure of many services at this time of year can lead to extended wait times across both adult and young people's NHS and community services.
Kooth will remain open for children to access at any time over the winter period.
You're not alone - Kooth is still available to access during the Winter holiday period.
If you or someone you know needs extra mental wellbeing support during the holiday season, Kooth are here.
Visit www.kooth.com to find out more.
Link to MHST team.
As part of World Mental Health Day at the start of the week, our Mental Health Support Team (MHST) has created a short survey for parents. This will help us understand parent’s views on MHSTs and as a result improve our service to children and young people.
We would appreciate if you could share this survey link to parents in your schools and promote the link on your school website.
Self-Harm and Suicide Support guide
PAPYRUS have created a Self-Harm and suicide support guide for parents following discussions with parents who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health.
It aims to provide information and guidance to help parents cope with a young person who is struggling with thoughts of suicide, to reassure them they are not alone. It is available in both English and Welsh, link below and
Useful telephone numbers.
Education Support Partnership:08000 562 561
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
Barnados: See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub