At Monkton CEP School we aim to work with our families and support them as much as possible. 

If you are struggling please reach out to a member of staff for support.

You may find some of the information on the following websites useful.

Click on the links below to access the charities' websites in a new browser/window:


Supporting you and your mental health, Young Minds provides support for young people, parents and those working with young people.

Parental hotline: 0808 802 5544


Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems or supporting someone who is.

Information line: 0300 123 3393, open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).


Action for Children offer online support via their parenting hub.


A national charity providing family support.


Child Bereavement UK offer confidential bereavement support for children, individuals, couples, young people and families.

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40


Whatever you are going through you can call the Samaritans any time, 24/7 from any phone for free on 116 123

CALM stand together with everyone who’s struggling with life, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they’re going through. They do it through their life-saving services, national campaigns, and by building communities.

Helpline available from 5pm-midnight 365 days a year call 0800 58 58 58

Staying Put, for women experiencing domestic abuse, can be accessed via their One Front Door helpline, which is open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4:30pm (closed for half an hour lunch at 1pm). 0808 2800 999.Their helpline is completely free and confidential, and the call will not show up on itemised bills. There is a 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247.  



As well as the charities listed above, there is support available via the NHS & KCC, see the links below for more information.


If you would like the School Public Health Service's support, with your child's general and/or mental health, you can make a self-referral or speak to the School Office if you would prefer the school to refer on your behalf.

KCC's Early Help provide a range of services to meet educational, social and emotional needs of children, young people and their families. Referrals can be made by the SENCO.

Contact number: 03000 41 41 41

KCC Release the Pressure mental health support can be accessed by the link above or you can text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time, 24/7.  Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern. 

Mental Health Matters helplines provide emotional support, advice and guidance to residents registered with a GP. 

Kent and Medway - Tel. 0800 107 0160. Available 24/7.


NHS Kent and Medway have developed a web-based directory of easy to access free support and self-help materials, most of which can be accessed without a waiting list or a GP referral. It is easy to navigate depending on what issues you are facing.

NHS Kent and Medway also offer a crisis helpline, which is a telephone service available to adults in Kent and Medway who are concerned about their mental health, or the mental health of a friend or relative, and need urgent help.  You can contact them on 08007939111.  This service is for members of the public who are not currently receiving care or treatment from KMPT. The helpline is open 24/7