At Longfield Academy we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all students. My role as Senior Mental Health Lead is to support students and signpost contacts and services that are available for students and parents.
We continue to support our students’ well-being through our College Leaders, Student Support teams and Tutors who are in regular contact with families who require help or advice. We understand that these are uncertain and worrying times for everyone.
Anxiety is at high levels for so many young people and mental health has an impact on attendance, achievement and behaviour. Having effective intervention at the first stages of concern is key to preventing problems from escalating, therefore it is also important to reduce mental health stigma and feel comfortable talking about what impacts our mental health and wellbeing.
There is a wide range of support available for families to access, but sometimes it can be a challenge finding help to support your child’s current needs. Click on the logos below, for a number of resources that will help, inform and advise you on how to look after your child’s mental health and wellbeing.
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Resources and Support
A guide for students to help them cope and manage exam stress from the UK Government
If you need urgent help or support in a crisis, Youngminds can help. There are also a number of resources to help support families and young people.
Online support for parents/carers and young people. Advice and guidance for parents/carers to help them support a child or young person experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing. On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.
Kent Youth Health has lots of useful information and resources for teenagers in Kent. Find out what’s normal for teenagers, how to cope with any bumps on the road and where to go to get help if you need it. Parents and young people can make referrals for support.
An online mental wellbeing community. Access 365 days a year to counsellors who are available 12 noon – 10pm on Monday-Friday, and from 6pm –10pm at weekends. Access via mobile, laptop or tablet.
Chat online with a counsellor about whatever’s worrying you. Either send a message, call, or read and post to the message boards. Contact: 08001111.