Young carers

Wrotham School a great education

Wrotham Secondary School is committed to supporting Young Carers to access education. Mentoring is held every Wednesday from 1.15pm – 1.55pm in M6. This group runs to help and support young carers in their everyday lives.

Recent Young Carers Newsletters

MARCH 2021

DECEMBER 2020

Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Crisis Support. This service (for all age groups) is available simply by texting the word “Kent” or the word “Medway” to 85258. It is free for the majority of phone networks – for full details see here https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/release-the-pressure/release-the-pressure-text-service The service is provided by the national charity Shout. You can read more about how the service is provided here https://www.giveusashout.org

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged 10 to 16yrs across the whole of Kent 24/7 – click HERE.

MoodSpark or Kent Resilience Hub to learn about mental health and find tips and resources to keep emotionally healthy

Text ChatHealth for support around physical and mental health on 07520 618850. The number is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Self-referring to the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service

Togetherall A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7 – click HERE.

Newspapers/Online Magazines/Podcasts

https://thehappynewspaper.com/
https://www.positive.news/
https://happiful.com/
https://www.officialfearnecotton.com/happy-place

CALM ZONE – Childline has a fantastic site full of a variety of exercises, activities and games designed to help young people of all ages feel calmer and reduce stress see, https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

ONE YOU – This is a great support for adults which offers free 1:1 to help improve your lifestyle from; mental wellbeing, getting more active, support in the community, financial support to eating well. Click HERE for further information and how to refer.

Apps for mental health

The NHS have put together a library of apps designed for children and adults to support mental health and wellbeing. You can filter by category and they have both free and paying apps: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/ed-column