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Cygnus Trust Academy

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents and Families

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/

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anna Freud Centre
Supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and families.


Barnardos offer support for families with a range of issues including mental health and emotional wellbeing, and domestic abuse.


Every Mind Matters
NHS website with expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing

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

Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Mental health crisis support via text
A new text service for people of all ages needing mental health support. Texts are free. Text the word “Kent” to 85258, to start a conversation with a trained and experienced volunteers who can give support at any time, wherever you are. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Information and support for mental health problems.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

West Kent Mind
A telephone support service open to everyone. Call to talk to a professional counsellor about any concerns you are currently facing. Lines are open for calls on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am until 12pm. Tel: 01732 647032

Coronavirus advice and help for parents to support children’s wellbeing

Release The Pressure
Trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert support no matter what you are going through
Don’t suffer in silence: text the word Kent to 85258

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Victim Support
If you are the victim of crime or a traumatic even, access free and confidential support, including emotional support

Local NHS confidential talking therapies service, to support with a range of issues including anxiety and depression.
Parents can self refer to this service here:


The Children's Sleep Charity - Excellent advice for parents on how children's sleep can be better supported.