Have you noticed a change in your child’s behaviour and worried they may be experiencing anxiety?

They may be

  • finding it hard to concentrate
  • having trouble sleeping and/ or a change in appetite
  • seeking constant reassurance
  • feeling nervous or on edge.

If you feel your child is struggling and needs extra support, call the emotional health consultation line on 0800 011 3474 to speak to our team (option 1 then option 2). A school nurse will listen to you, provide basic coping strategies and if needed, support with a referral to the children and young people’s (CYP) counselling service.

Young people are also welcome to call the consultation line themselves, or if they prefer, they can text in confidence by text, through our ChatHealth service on 07520 618850 (monitored 9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) provides support for children and young people’s physical and emotional health needs, including the CYP’s counselling service.

More information on all our support can be found at www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health