Mental Health and Wellbeing

Here at Norwood we are well aware that on average around five children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. 

We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone and Norwood staff have been trained to develop their understanding of children’s mental health and introduce approaches that foster positive wellbeing in our schools and our community. 

 

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Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community which offers free,safe and anonymous support for children 10 years and above. We feel this service is ideal to support the wellbeing and resilience of our children. Kooth provides a safe, secure means of accessing help via the internet.

By accessing Kooth pupils can benefit from:

  • A free, confidential, anonymous and safeway to receive support online
  • Out of hours availability. Counsellors are available from 12 noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis
  • Online counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessons or messaging on a drop-in basis or via booked sessions
  • Discussion boards which are pre-moderated allowing young people to access peer to peer support
  • Online magazine full of moderated atricles many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics

No referral is required. Young people can register for Kooth independently at www.kooth.com 

To find out more watch the video below or vist www.kooth.com

The following websites offer further information and support:

www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

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