Emotional Health and Wellbeing Information

At Hayes we recognise that there are times when it is possible that you may need some extra support and help to manage unfamiliar situations and feelings. The Hayes pastoral team is well experienced and able to provide some support in school however, the following websites may be useful if you need additional support and guidance. Whilst we aim to support in every way we can, there is a wide range of external support available which maybe a good starting point for you.

If you wish to discuss further please contact a member of the pastoral team or email wellbeing@hayes.bromley.sch.uk

Adolescent Mental Health

Anna Freud Resource - Talking Mental Health with Young People

Anna Freud Resource - 7 Ways to support young people with Anxiety

Anna Freud Centre Child in Mind Podcasts are a series of podcasts aimed at parents to support their children on a range of issues including self harming, trauma, anxiety, ADHD and therapy.

Bromley Y for counselling support, group support and family therapy

Kooth - Online Mental Health Support

MeeTwo - An app-based peer support program for young people aged 11-25

Papyrus - Suicide Prevention for young people

Young Minds - supporting children and young people with emotional health and wellbeing concerns, offering a wide range of resources across a whole spectrum of issues affecting children and young people


Bromley Bereavement Service - Phone number : 0208 768 4591 - offers community bereavement support for adults and children

The Candle Project – St Christophers- supporting children and young people through loss and bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Winston’s Wish offers practical and emotional support for bereaved children & young people, their families and professionals supporting them

Young Minds Grief and Loss

Coronavirus Support

Mind have put together some useful information around mental health in the pandemic.

See, Hear, Respond is a referral service offering practical support provided by Barnardo’s charity to support families of children who are experiencing increased harm and adversity during this period. They provide support for any age group up to 18 (or 25 for those with special educational needs) and focus particularly (but not exclusively) on those who have pre-existing vulnerabilities (such as a special educational need or disability, a young carer, concerns about their vulnerability or those at risk of abuse or neglect).

Staying well at Home: Coping with Stress and Anxiety is a workbook that has been compiled for young people by the National Youth Agency to provide them with practical strategies to cope with anxiety and stress they may be experiencing through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Staying well at Home: Coping with Feelings of Frustration and Anger is a workbook that has been compiled for young people by the NYA to provide them with practical strategies to cope with feelings of anger and frustration that they may be experiencing through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Young Minds have put together this resource to support young people’s mental health through the pandemic. 


Drug and Alcohol Support

Bromley Changes - Drug and alcohol support for young people

NHS - Drug addiction support

Support Line - London based charity offering support

Talk to Frank - Drug use support

Turning Point - Alcohol and drug support

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Womens Aid

NSPCC - Domestic Abuse

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a free, women-only service providing a holistic response to women and girls who have experienced, or are at risk of, gendered violence

Eating Disorders

ABC - Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Beat - Eating Disorder Charity

Mind - Eating Disorder Support

NHS - Eating Disorder Support 

Family Support

Family Lives - National charity providing support for all aspects of family life

Gender and Sexuality

NHS information for parents of children who may be transgender or nonbinary

Young Minds information for parents supporting their children through gender identity issues

Young Stonewall for young LGBTQ people

The Proud Trust - home of LGBT+ Youth

Sexual Abuse and/or Harrassment

One in Four provide a range of specialist support for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and abuse, and particularly survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma

The Survivors Trust provides a range of support services (including counselling) for survivors of sexual abuse

NSPCC Helpline for people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse in education 0800 136 663