Lots of students get support from their school when they’re going through a tough time. Young people can speak to anyone working in school about anything that’s bothering them, whether it’s school related or something different.
Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is normal, however if these feelings are persistent or are causing a lot of worry for a person you are concerned about then you may need to seek professional help.
In Medway, young people and schools have a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help.
Open Road support young people aged 10-18 (or young people in care up to 25), who are using drugs and/or alcohol. The service is based on the principles of ‘harm minimisation’, which explores allowing young people to make an informed choice to use alcohol and/or substances.
Kooth is an online resource that provides free, safe and anonymous support for young people. It offers support such as talking to counsellors, access to articles written by young people, access to a ‘Kooth community’ (including forums) and a place to write daily journals. The service is available for 10-25yr olds.
Home - Kooth
Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Text YM to 85258 (all texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors)
|Kent Youth Health|
We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays. This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19.
A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough.
|Every Mind Matters|
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. This website provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
|Mental Health Foundation|
Click to read a range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.
BeYouProject: Over the phone and online support for 8-25 year olds from the LGBT+ community and parents and carers.
ADHD foundation provides a useful list of guides that you may find helpful.