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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Children

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please contact NSPCC on:
0808 800 5000 or https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Bereavement

Children Bereavement UK - Offers a range of support for grieving children.
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anna Freud Centre - Offers advice and support for parents and carers, to support their child's mental health and wellbeing.

Childline Kids - Children can access support for a range of issues, as well as online activities and games to support their emotions and wellbeing.

In addition, children can call or have a 1:1 chat about anything, 7 days a week. Call free on 0800 1111. 

Coping for Kids - Coping for Kids offers some great tools for children (and their parents) to help with fears around Coronavirus and coping in lockdown.

https://copingskillsforkids.com/coping-with-coronavirus

Counselling - Parents can refer their child to the Kent School Health team, for emotional wellbeing support via the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service at
www.kentcht.nhs.uk/forms/school-health-service-referral-form

Kent Resilience Hub - Supporting 10-16 year olds cope better with the pressures of every day life
https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/

Kent Wellbeing Service - Information on local and national services to support wellbeing, and localised hub of information with simple tips and advice during this challenging time
http://www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing

Kooth - Mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged 10 to 16 across the whole of Kent. 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.
https://www.kooth.com/

YoungMinds - Information on child and adolescent mental health.
www.youngminds.org.uk