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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Helplines and websites for wellbeing and mental health

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If you don't feel able to talk to a trusted adult, you can find confidential help from a helpline or website.

There are organisations that are available to support children and young people, with wellbeing and mental health.

Helplines and websites for children and young people:

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Childline www.childline.org

Confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.

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Young Minds youngminds.org.uk

Free, confidential support for parents as well as young people.

  • This website has some very good tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Young Minds - Coronavirus and Mental Health
  • This charity has also opened a dedicated parents’ helpline for confidential, expert advice. You can reach them at 0808 802 5544.

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Kooth www.kooth.com

An online wellbeing  community for young people

  • Go to https://www.kooth.com/or download the app to chat to friendly counsellors, read articles by other young people, get support from the Kooth community, and write a daily journal.

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The Mix themix.org.uk

Free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem.

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Healios Helios.org.uk

An app and website to support the mental health of  10-18 year olds.

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Shout - Crisis Text Line www.crisistextline.uk

A free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

  • Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteerwho’ll provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

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Child Bereavement UK www.childbereavementuk.org

Provides bereavement help and support for children and families.

If you are not sure about who to contact, call ChildLine. They will put you in touch with the best people to help you. 

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