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Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

At HRCS we understand that mental and physical health are equally important for maintaining overall health and that this can change over time, depending on many factors.

The Student Support Team and Learning Support Team, alongside Tutors, are available to support students during their time at HRCS and will work together to coordinate the most appropriate support for each students.

This may range from the usual day-to-day tutor relationship, to more formal mentoring or engagement with professional services such as counselling or CAMHS.




We are also fortunate to have a school therapy dog ‘Buzz’, who is also available to support students throughout the week.




In addition to these, the school also has a trained Senior Mental Health Lead provide oversight and guidance on the support provided by the school.

The following links will provide further support, advice and guidance:


Childline can help you on with all sorts of problems you may be worried your child has, including mental health difficulties, any anxieties or issues you may have about your health, living situation or education. 

You can call them for free to speak to someone privately. You can contact a Childline counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or too small.

Call free on 0800 11 11 or visit www.childline.org.uk 



YoungMinds are a charitable organisation who work with the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to provide support, advice and counselling to young people experiencing depression, anxiety, bullying and eating difficulties. They offer a parent helpline for parents and carers worried about their children's mental wellbeing. 

You can find a guide to support offered at https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/ 

Their parental helpline can be reached through 0808 802 5544.


Mind are a nationwide mental health charity who are able to offer information and support for a variety of mental health issues.


Working closely with the NHS they have a wide range of resources and information on their website, including an A-Z of Mental Health, advice for helping someone else, guides to support and services and Elefriends - their online community.

Everyone is affected by a mental health difficulty at some point in their lifetime and Mind are on hand to help. 

Visit their website on https://www.mind.org.uk/

Or call them today on 0300 123 3393 for their infoline.


 Kent and Medway Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) provide a range of support services, to ensure your referral is directed correctly, please complete this form with as much detail as possible.

This includes referrals for Autism and ADHD assessments. Note, we are not asking for additional forms to be uploaded at this time.


We’re transforming mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.


 We aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.

On Nemours KidsHealth, you'll find:

Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics.

Separate sections for parents, kids, and teens.

Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.

Free lesson plans and programs for teachers and early childhood educators.


 Further advice and support can be accessed via the links provided under Safeguarding