Mental Health Support Resources for Schools, Students, and Teachers
KCS counsellors are familiar with many different resources and organisations providing support for individuals struggling with mental health.
Of those, here are 5 specific organisations we endorse as being excellent…
Organisation: The Anna Freud Centre
What they do: Work in collaboration with children and young people, their families and communities and mental health professionals to transform children and families and mental health.
Organisation: Education Support
What they do: A UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities.
Organisation: Young Minds
What they do: The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
Telephone: 0800 1111 (7.30am - 3:30am on weekdays and 9am - 3.30am on weekends)
What they do: A free, private and confidential service where children of any age can talk about anything.
Organisation: Beacon House
What they do: A specialist, innovative, and creative therapeutic service for young people, families and adults, with a specialism in trauma and loss
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:
• Experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect
• Witnessing violence in the home or community
• Having a family member attempt or die by suicide
Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with:
• Substance use problems
• Mental health problems
• Instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison
The following video explains what ACEs is all about…