Schools, Children and Young People

Published: 03 April 2020

Comprehensive information relating to Kent schools and nurseries, and provision for children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic is available from Kent County Council Education

KCC has set up an Online Youth Services offer page, which brings together everything that is being offered in one place. The outreach has already proved hugely popular with more than 1,000 young people accessing and taking part in sessions in only a few days.

In addition, KCC has been promoting and encouraging parents and young people to access resources to help keep them emotionally healthy. The HeadStart Kent Resilience Hub is aimed at parents and carers but can be accessed by young people as well. MoodSpark has been developed for young people in Kent.

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people in Kent

A mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people has been extended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the Headstart Kent Programme, the Kooth digital mental health support service has already given one in five young people, aged 10 to 16, easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors. Now it has been extended for all young people across Kent.

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