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Posted on: May 18th 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week
It is Mental Health Awareness Week this week. It is important to remind our whole school community to ask for help and support if needed.
There are also many online resources which might be useful:
SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line
For people of all ages needing immediate mental health support, just text the word Kent to 85258. This is a new 24/7 text service provided by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line as part of the Kent and Medway Release the Pressure campaign.
Kooth Online Platform
Kooth is a mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged 10 to 16 across the whole of Kent. The service is free and can be accessed at www.kooth.com. It’s a place to get advice, information and support 24/7. Young people can chat to a friendly qualified counsellor Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 10pm and Saturday and Sunday between 6pm and 10pm.
Big White Wall
Accessing the Big White Wall if aged 16+ for anonymous support through https://www.bigwhitewall.com
Learn About Mental Health
Texting ChatHealth for support around physical and mental health on 07520 618850. The number is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.