If you have any concerns about your child, please follow this flow chart as a guide.
Links and Resources
Please note that these links are recommended for parent/carer use.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression - Moodzone: Child and adolescent mental health hub
https://www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk - resources for children and young people to improve their emotional health and wellbeing
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/emotional-problems/Pages/School-Avoidance.aspx - school avoidance tips for concerned parents
https://www.kooth.com/ - an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people (talk to others in the same situation)
https://www.headstartkent.org.uk - recommended for young people so they can better deal with difficult circumstances in their lives
https://www.bigwhitewall.com - people come to Big White Wall for help with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues (talk to other people and professionals who can offer support and advice)
https://mindfresh.nelft.nhs.uk - provides resources for wellbeing and mental health issues
https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/information-for-parents-and-carers/worries-and-anxieties---helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers - parents and carers support to help children cope with worries
Helpful Telephone Contacts
- Samaritans: 116 123
- Childline: 0800 1111
- NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
- YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 08088025544 (Monday – Friday 9:30am-4pm, free for mobiles and landlines).