Children’s mental health is hugely important and very much in the news at the moment. If you have a concern about your own child, or another child’s, mental health, there are number of things that you can do:
- You can contact your GP and ask for their advice and guidance
- You can contact the school and talk to a member of the Child Protection or Pastoral Teams
- You can visit the websites outlined below for further information and advice
There are a range of external organisations that help support the safeguarding and mental health of young people.
You may also want to visit the NHS website's page on 5 steps to mental wellbeing or the NHS page on stress, anxiety and depression in young people. The charity Young Minds has further advice and guidance on young people's mental health plus the online platform Kooth, for children and young people aged 11-25, offers free counselling, self-help tools and forums. See the attachment below for more details of how to access Kooth.