Mental Health Support

Schools and colleges play a vital role in promoting positive mental health, identifying need and providing early intervention in cases of mental ill health.

The City of Leicester College will fulfil responsibilities and best practice as laid out in the Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools: Departmental Advice (DfE 2014) document.

You can find links below to some helpful websites.



Click on the links below for help and advice.




The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Understanding sibling rivalry
  • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
  • My child has trouble going to sleep
  • My child says ‘I hate you!’
  • Cultural identity: who am I?

The Parenting Smart website can found here:


The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.


The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are there to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline, open everyday, 11am-11pm.



Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. Anyone, no matter what their age, gender, or background, can develop one. Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones.



An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.



Childline is a helpline for children and young people in the UK and offers counselling on line or by telephone – 24hrs a day. Calls are free and the number will not show up on your phone bill.



They are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They’re here to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.



Papyrus is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.



Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans.