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Mental Health

The North School recognises the ever-increasing demands for support with mental health, especially for young people. We are committed to ensuring pupils who need support with their mental wellbeing should have access to support networks, whether it be by directly asking a member of staff or seeking out appropriate support privately.  We have put together a support package containing various links to support services which are trusted, recommended providers.

Recommended support services:

Good mental health

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.’ 

https://www.goodmentalhealthmatters.com
 

Kooth

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.
 https://www.kooth.com/

 

Headstart Kent

This is a resource by Kent Resilience Hub that helps young people, parents/carers and professionals to understand emotional growth and resilience.

https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/
 

The Be You Project

The Be You Project offers support for LGBTQ+ young people.  The service is sponsored by the NHS and Porchlight.
 https://thebeyouproject.co.uk/

 

Smiling Mind

Meditation made easy.  ‘Smiling Mind is a unique app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.’ 

https://app.smilingmind.com.au/home
 

Mind, Mental Health charity

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 
https://www.mind.org.uk/# 

 

Samaritans

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 jo@samaritans.org.  Someone will reply within 24hrs.
https://www.samaritans.org/ 

 

SHOUT

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.