Mental Health Support Resources for Schools, Students, and Teachers

 

Resources and organisations KCS endorse. 

 

Organisation: The Anna Freud Centre

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/

Contact: https://www.annafreud.org/contact-us/ 

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

Website: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/ 

Contact: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/about-us/contact-us 

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

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

Contact: https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/ 

What they do: The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

 


Organisation: Childline

 

Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

Telephone: 0800 1111 (7.30am - 3:30am on weekdays and 9am - 3.30am on weekends)

Contact: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/ 

What they do: A free, private and confidential service where children of any age can talk about anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Organisation: Beacon House

 

Website: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/ 

Contact: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/contact-us-how-to-find-us/ 

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…