Support for Children

Are you concerned about your child's Mental Health and Wellbeing? 

We understand that all of us at some point would benefit from support to get through difficult times in our lives. Below is a directory of local and national agencies that can offer support for parents and carers when supporting children with their mental health and wellbeing. Please be aware that some of the resources and support are age-limited.

If you have would like to have a conversation with a member of staff please contact the school office and ask to speak to our Inclusion leader Mrs Gemma Southerden or Pupil and Parent welfare support officer: Miss Angela Raven. 

School office contact details - 01323 893281 or 


Eating Issues:

Beating Eating Disorders 

Help for young people:  The Beat Youth line is open to anyone under 25.

Youthline: 0345 634 7650


Text: 07786 20 18 20. If you would like a call back, send us the text message 'call back'. We aim to get back to you within 24 hours and during Youthline open hours.

Gender issues:


Support for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Address: YPC, 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE. Phone: 01273 721211 


Also for parent support, ALLSORTS hold monthly groups – contact:

Bereavement Support:

Winstons Wish

The Winston’s Wish Freephone National Helpline is a vital support tool for those coping with bereavement. It is manned by trained clinical practitioners and is free and confidential. Call 08088 020 021 for free advice and support.
08088 020 021

Cruse Bereavement

Telephone Helpline - 0844 477 9400

Suicide Prevention/Self-Harm

HopeLine UK

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice

Call: 0800 068 414

Text: 07786209697 or  Email:

Opening hours:  9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays - Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

National Self-Harm Network


Prevention of young suicide Call: 0800 068 41 41


SMS: 07786 209697


Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)

Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Substance misuse:


 Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)

Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.      

Young Minds -

Information for young People and Parents

Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (free for mobiles and landlines).

Join the online campaign – Talk about school stress, bullying, sexual pressure, unemployment, etc.

Get Connected

 Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)

Free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones

Help for Parents

ESCC Open for Parents

01424 725 800

Family Lives

24/7 helpline: 0808 0800 2222

Support, guidance and forums for parents and carers.

Anxiety Support

NO PANIC Youth Helpline is a confidential helpline for those aged between 13 and 20 years old which aims to help young people with anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and the specific anxieties that young people experience.

Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174W:

GET SELF HELP - website for information and helpful strategies on various issues, including stress, anxiety, anger, depression.

Online Support, Guidance and resources

MINDED.ORG.UK -  information about children’s and young people’s mental health, how to understand what might be going on for them and how to support them.                                   

ChildLine: Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours) | online chat | message boards

Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

Children's legal centre

 Child Law Advice Line 08088 020 008 (Freephone)

The Children's Legal Centre is a charity that promotes children's rights and gives legal advice and representation to children and young people.


Straight talk on mental health medication. Look up your medication to find out about side effects and things you might not feel comfortable asking your GP about, and listen to other people's experiences.

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Essential support for under 25’s and

is an online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. It provides non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Childline -   0800 1111  -  get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor on the phone or online (text), send an email or post on the message boards.

Sussex Mental Health Line – 0300500101 – for support and advice about concerns about your own or someone else’s emotional wellbeing (5pm to 9am and 24hours at weekends and holidays)

For Out of Hours Support

Call 111 – if you need out-of-hours medical help.


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