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Positive Mental Health and Well-being at QKS

Our students’ mental health, well-being and happiness is of paramount importance.

Students receive guidance and information about what mental health is and how to look after themselves and others. Our extensive Pastoral Team includes three Student Support Mentors and two School Counsellors.

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, please contact your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year.  Your doctor will also be able to provide support and further information.

There is a wealth of information and support online; please follow the links to recommended sites.

  • Tough Cookies - a guide to growing up
  • Young Minds Parent Helpline: 08088 025544
  • Kooth Online Counselling 
  • Charlie Waller Trust
  • Samaritans
  • Harmless (self-harm support)
  • National Self Harm Network
  • Frank (drugs and substance abuse advice)
  • Outreach Cumbria (help, advice and support for LGBT community)
  • Young Minds - supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic
  • NSPCC - coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers
  • GOV.UK - guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • NHS - looking after a child or young person's mental health
  • Mentally Healthy Schools - guidance and practical tools to support children’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis
  • HappyMaps - a charity developed by GPs and CAMHS professionals with help from parents and young people
  • My Time provides mental health support to children across Cumbria and run information events for parents focusing on “Supporting your child's mental health". 
  • Sam Tyrer  Sam is a Mental Health Nurse in Lancashire and his Family Hour sessions cover a wide range of topics that may be helpful to you and your family. Check out his Mental Health Family Hour on YouTube. Here is the link for a session which may be particularly helpful. It’s on young people’s mental health: anxiety, lack of motivation to do any work and the fear of losing someone to COVID-19.
  • E-School Nurses running twice weekly online health support and advice for parents, carers supporting children and young people aged 5-19 years old.
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Silver Mental Health Award from Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health – February 2022Carn

Press Release: Silver Mental Health Award