Supporting Wellbeing - Helplines

Please find below a comprehensive list of charities and websites to support students’ and parents’ wellbeing.

Many of these sites offer specific information on how coronavirus may have an impact on particular mental and physical health issues.

Anyone who is need of immediatemedical attention should call 999. Anyone in crisis can text SHOUT to 85258 to access support from trained volunteers 24/7.

Please look after yourselves, and each other. Remember you are not alone, and that even when the school is closed, we are here to support you.


Student Helplines

Anxiety UK (for help, resources and information on anxiety)


Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health  (for help, resources and information)


Babble Carers (online community for young carers)


B-eat (for help, resources and information on eating disorders)


Be Mindful (for mindfulness/meditation/calming tools)


Bullying (practical information and advice)


Calm (charity aiming to help men’s mental health) or call 0800 58 58 58


Carers UK (information and advice for carers of all ages) or call 0808 808 777


Childline (free and confidential helpline providing telephone counselling for any child with a problem) or call 0800 1111


Children’s Society (help, blogs and resources on current issues for children and families)


Childhood Bereavement Network (information and resources to support bereavement)


Grief Encounter (support and online counselling for people experiencing bereavement) call 0808 802 0111


Hope Again (helping young people come to terms with bereavement and to deal with their feelings)


Kidscape (information and advice on all types of bullying) or call 08451 205 204


Kooth ((online mental wellbeing charity)


National Centre for Eating Disorders (confidential counselling service for people with eating disorders) or call 0845 838 2040


National Self-Harm Network (support for people who self-harm to find support and alternatives)


Papyrus (helpline for young people) or call 0800 068 41 41


Place2Be (issue specific resources/helplines)


Samaritans (helpline providing assistance for anyone struggling/distressed)

www.samaritans.orgor call 116123 (a safe place to talk and get advice)


Student Listeners (Cranbrook School’s student peer listening service)


Switchboard (lgbt+ advice and mental health hotline) or call 0300 330 0630


The Mix (resources and online support on sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money and jobs)


Think You Know (online safety advice for students)


Young Minds (young people’s mental health charity)


Youth Access (information and advice for 12–25-year-olds)


Youth 2 Youth (confidential and anonymous support via helpline and online chat) or call 020 8896 3675


Winstons’ Wish (online support and information on dealing with bereavement) or call 08088 020 021


7 Cups of Tea (online counselling service)


Useful Apps

Headspace– Everyday mindfulness and meditation for stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, fitness


Calm Harm – A free app to help teenagers manage self-harm


Mee Two – regulated, confidential app for teenagers to, safely, discuss their worries


Calm – For meditation and sleep


Parent Helplines

In addition to all the above sites, the following charities have support and resources specifically aimed at parents.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (information on how to access private and NHS therapists) or call 01455 883 300


The Counselling Directory (regulated directory of private therapists)


F.E.A.S.T (for help, resources and information aimed at parents on eating disorders)


NSPCC (helpline for adults concerned about a young person, as well as help for families overcoming abuse) or call 0800 800 5000


Mind (support for adults and parents experiencing mental health problems) or call 0300 123 3393


Sane (emotional support for anyone affected by mental health problems) or call 0845 767 8000


Think You Know (online safety advice for parents)


Young Minds (help and resources for parents on a wide range of mental health issues) or call the parents helpline 0808 802