Wellbeing resources

Kettlethorpe High School prides itself on the support we are able to provide children who need help with mental health concerns. We have a dedicated team who liaise closely with the pastoral team and offer a variety of routes and services, help and advice for any pupils who need support.

If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact their tutor or Year Manager who will be able to advise further.

Below are some useful links to external organisations providing essential support and information on the range of topics.

Support for parents/carers during the lockdown

We understand the pressures that everyone is facing right now and the challenges that home schooling, working from home and supporting young people through the pandemic can bring.

Young Minds have created a useful ‘Supporting Parents Helpfinder’. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child’s mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

The NSPCC have put together some useful tips and ways to access support, specifically aimed at parents and carers.

The NHS have a comprehensive list of support organisations for both adults and children.

Mental health support

Young Minds offer support for parents and children including a free texting service. Download their Guide to caring for the mental wellbeing of a child.

Childline have a one-to-one online chat service as well as other forms of support.

Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can either call or email them.

Trained NSPCC counsellors offer a 24/7 support to parents and anyone worried about their child.

Kooth offers mental welfare community support.

WF I Can is Wakefield’s own wellbeing website for young people. It is full of information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase confidence and resilience.

Night Owls is a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents and carers who live in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The service is available 8pm-8am every day.

Move Mood is an app developed for teenagers to help you improve your mood by encouraging you to increase your motivation to carry out a variety of tasks in order to help you to move forward, take control and feel positive.

Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.

Support for self-harming concerns

National Self Harm Network provides support for those who self harm and support their family and carers.

Selfharm UK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self harm, providing a safe space to talk and ask any questions.

An award-winning Calmharm app provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self harm.

Suicidal thoughts support

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worries about a young person.

The Stayalive app is packed full of useful information to help you stay safe or help someone else.

Staying safe online / on mobile

Parentinfo  covers a variety of the issues amplified by the internet.

NSPCC have a range of tips and advice to help you keep children safe whether they are at home, out and about or online.

Safer Internet Centre provides information and resources to help keep children safe on internet.

Gaming / social media

The O2 teamed up with NSPCC to give guidance and advice on gaming.

Internet Matters offers guides on how to set up privacy settings on all popular apps.

Substance and alcohol misuse

If you are concerned about underage drinking, drug taking and challenging behaviour, find out how you can keep your child safe and aware of the risks on the NSPCC site.

You can also Talk to FRANK – who offer local or online/text support.

County lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons. West Yorkshire Police have a helpful leaflet.

Eating disorders

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They are a guide and a friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones access to support services.

LGBT support

MindOut is a mental health charity for LGBT community.

Stripes Youth Group is a local youth group providing information and support on areas such as sexual health, relationships, keeping safe and anything we feel could benefit the group in their day to day life.


Whilst as a school we believe in primary intervention being key to building childrens self-esteem, resilience and promoting positive wellbeing, at times children may need a higher form of support in the way of talking therapies. If this is an avenue you wish to explore, we recommend you look on the BACP website for Counsellors and Psychotherapists that are part of a professional body.