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.
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.
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.
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.