This week is Mental Health Awareness week. The following are local and national resources to help and support children and young people's mental health.
Kent-based mental health websites
- contains lots of information and includes a self-referral form for access to the Kent Children’s and Young People’s Counselling service. It also promotes the Chat Health text service for young people.
- a website created by young people in Kent for young people in Kent. It helps to improve resilience.
- a resource for young people, parents, and professionals working with young people providing information and advice to improve resilience.
- a mental health community with articles, discussion boards, online counselling, etc.
National mental health websites
- a website providing support for young people aged 10 – 25. It has self-help articles and guides, discussion boards, an online chat function with a trained adult, and text services. It includes a crisis service too.
- a website providing information and support for young people and their parents. Includes a crisis text service. They also have a parentline which parents can phone to talk about being a parent to a child/young person struggling with their mental health too.
- a website providing support to children and young people. It has self-help articles, guides, and discussion boards. Children and young people can chat online or on the freephone number to a trained adult.
Calm Harm app
– an app to support children and young people who are self-harming. The app supports young people through the wave of emotion they are feeling that normally leads to self-harming with safer coping strategies.