Wellbeing Partnership with Anna Freud and Mind
We are pleased to announce that we have developed a partnership with Anna Freud and Mind to provide a free mental health service to students in school.
Schools and Colleges Early Support Service
The Schools & Colleges Early Support Service (SCESS) is a young people’s service. They provide support for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing low to moderate difficulties such as anxiety and low mood. They offer 1:1 support of 6-8 sessions, remotely. This service is accessed by Academy referral for 11-15 year olds and via a self referral form available below for students aged 16+.
Whilst their service is confidential, they work with a key adult in Kingswood. By completing the self referral form students are agreeing to share their information with us and them.
This key adult can support students in accessing the service remotely and will be their key contact for safeguarding purposes. For example, if a student shares that they are at risk of harm when receiving support from the service, or do not attend sessions without letting them know, the service will need to share this with the key contact. If students are aged 16 or 17, the service will also require parent or carer details for safeguarding purposes.
The Service is not suitable for all young people. They cannot provide support to young people who are already accessing support for their mental health from another service, or who are on the waiting list for an appointment with NHS Children and Young People's Mental Health Services.
Anna Freud and Mind hold all information confidentially, including information relating to equity & diversity, such as ethnicity & gender. As part of the service evaluation, they may use some information anonymously to monitor and identify where they need to focus efforts to ensure we are reaching a representative audience.
If you still wish to self refer, please complete the online self referral here:
One of their team will contact you within 5 working days to discuss next steps.
The following services are also open to all young people, 24 hours:
- SAMARITANS: 116 123 / www.samaritans.org
- CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
- AFC and Shout Crisis Textline: TEXT: AFC to 85258
Please note, these services are not an urgent or emergency service. If you feel you are at risk of harming yourself, please contact your GP, attend the nearest A&E department or call 999 as a matter of urgency.
Call the NHS emergency number 111 if:
- You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- You need health information or reassurance about what to do next
For face to face drop in support, please find the available times below: