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Youth Services

This page has been created to signpost free services available to young people during this stressful time.

COVID-19 has changed all our lives, causing disruption to our daily routines. Not going to school, to your usual clubs or activities and being away from friends can make you feel angry, stressed or anxious. Many young people are finding this time difficult.

The following websites have lots of advice and help to keep you safe and well.

Every Mind Matters - Looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak:

Looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak | One You (www.nhs.uk)

Kent Community Health  - NHS Foundation Trust

Emotions during Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Kent Youth Health

School Health (Kent) | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk)

Kent County Council

Services for varies ages : Online youth services - Kent County Council

Services for under fives : Online children's centres - Kent County Council

Supporting 10 - 16 year old :  Kent Resilience Hub   Front Page - Moodspark

Kooth.com - Commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for Children and Young People:

Kooth for Children & Young People - Kooth plc

Mid Kent Mind - Weekly Youth Wellbeing Cafe for ages 16 -20: 

Youth Wellbeing Cafe (Ages 16 to 21 yrs old) - Mid Kent Mind (maidstonemind.org)

NSPCC - UK's leading children’s charity:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers | NSPCC

Place2Be  - Children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools:

Improving children’s mental health in schools – Place2Be

 Kent County Council - Reconnect Programme - available to all children, from the age of 2 to 19 years old (or 24 years old if they have special educational needs and/or disabilities).

Reconnect: Kent children and young people - Kent County Council

The Mix - Charity essential support for under 25's 

The Mix - Essential support for under 25s

YoungMinds - Charity to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK.

YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity

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