Recommended support services:
‘Good mental health is all about helping you to make small changes to improve your mental health and give you the tools you need to cope when things get tough.’
Kooth offers emotional and mental health support to 11-19 year olds (or 25 with SEND). Young people choose an avatar and can have 'drop in' chats with a counsellor or therapist, book a 1:1 session, or talk to other young people anonymously.
Kooth Resources for parents & carers
This is a resource by Kent Resilience Hub that helps young people, parents/carers and professionals to understand emotional growth and resilience.
The Be You Project offers support for LGBTQ+ young people. The service is sponsored by the NHS and Porchlight.
Meditation made easy. ‘Smiling Mind is a unique app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.’
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. You can call Samaritans free on 116 123 from any phone, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. You can also email email@example.com. Someone will reply within 24hrs.
Crisis text line: TEXT 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.