Kent based mental health websites
www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk lots of information and includes a self-referral form for access to the Kent Children’s and Young People’s Counselling service. Also promotes the Chat Health text service for young people too.
www.moodspark.org.uk website created by young people in Kent for young people in Kent. Helps to improve resilience
www.kentresiliencehub.org.uk resource for young people, parents and professionals working with young people providing information and advice to improve resilience.
www.kooth.com a mental health community with articles, discussion boards, online counselling etc. Is a free resource for young people in Kent as it is commissioned by our children and young people mental health services in Kent.
www.togetherall.com mental health community, etc like Kooth. Commissioned for ages 16 – 18.
National Mental Health Support
www.themix.org.uk website providing support for young people aged 10 – 25. Has self-help articles and guides, has discussion boards, has online chat function with a trained adult, has a text services and includes a crisis service too.
www.youngminds.org.uk – website providing information and support for young people and their parents. Includes a crisis text service. What I do really like is that they have a parentline which parents can phone to talk about being a parent to a child/young person struggling with their mental health.
www.childline.org.uk website providing support to children and young people. Has self-help articles, guides, discussion boards. Can chat online and on the free phone number to a trained adult.
Calm Harm app – app to support children and young people who are self-harming. App supports them through the wave of emotion they are feeling that normally leads to self-harming but instead supports the with safer coping strategies.