Mental Health Support Resources for Schools, Students, and Teachers
Resources and organisations KCS endorse.
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…