Specialist Support Outside of School for Parents


Online Parent Workshops

The NHS Foundation Trust have arranged a number of online parent workshops which offer information around key topics to help understand what is going on for your child and strategies to support them, based on the latest evidence and practice. 

Workshops are held on Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Microsoft account to join but will need access to the Internet. 

For more information and for the link the join each workshop, please see below:

Understanding anxiety 25.07 Understanding autism 02.08
Understanding Resilience 08.08 Understanding behaviour 09.08
Understanding ADHD 30.08  



Parent Refection Teams - a new peer-support group for parents in West Kent. 

Parent Reflection Teams promotional flyer


Parents/ Carers Online Safety Sessionsplease click here to book.



YANA - There is an exciting new service for Kent called YANA which is open for referrals by parents for their young person. YANA will reconnect children and young people, focussing on emotional wellbeing and developing mental health resilience. They will work with children who are experiencing mental health difficulties but do not meet the threshold for CAMHS. 

The project includes:

  • 6 x weekly virtual workshops
  • 6 x one to one sessions
  • personalised action plans
  • virtual parent workshops
  • facilitation of peer support groups.
  • resource pack

YANA Service Outline KCC



From time to time we all struggle with our emotional health and wellbeing. For some children and young people it can be difficult to manage and understand their feelings. Useful contacts are below:

Single Point of Access - you can call the Single Point of Access number on 0800 0113 474 between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and choose option one. If a child or young person needs urgent help please call 0800 0113 474.

ChatHealth is a text service for 11-19 year-olds. Young people can text with a member of our team about any physical or emotional health concerns they have. This service is available Monday to Friday, 9am on 07520 618850. This service is confidential and anonymous.

School Nursing Service can offer up to six counselling sessions for young people aged 11-19. These sessions can help a young person gain understanding and develop strategies to help them feel better. Sessions can be offered via video link, phone or in person. If you wish to access this support or find out more please complete this online referral form below or call 0800 0113 474.

Further resources for children and young people:

Kent Youth Health provides health information and advice directly to young people.   

Kooth is a fantastic free online mental health and wellbeing service for young people aged 10 to 25. It’s a place to get advice, information and support 24/7. Watch their video to understand how Kooth can support your child with their mental health and wellbeing. 

Access Moodspark.org.uk to learn about mental health and find tips and resources to keep emotionally.


Good Health Matters is a great website which can help support a child or young person to make small changes to support their mental health.



Kent Educational Psychology Service - Free 30 minute phone/video consultation with an Educational Psychologist for parents. The aim of this service is to provide advice and guidance to parents and carers to support children’s wellbeing and learning. Topics or areas that you may wish to discuss might include:

  • Social and emotional issues
  • Concerns about learning
  • Family relationships
  • Concerns about behaviour
  • Daily routines including sleep

If you would like to make use of this service, please send an email to kepscommunitysupport@kent.gov.uk including the following information:

  • Name and phone number
  • A convenient time to call (morning or afternoon)
  • Your child’s education phase e.g. early years, primary school, secondary school
  • A brief description of what you wish to discuss.