We Mind & Kelly Matters are working alongside Wrenn School to support pupils wellbeing and mental health.
Our exclusive LIVE CHAT service offers confidential emotional support on TUESDAY’S, during the school term between 1PM – 3PM.
We will support pupils with any concerns around their mental health, general wellbeing, and any worries that are causing concerns which may include thinking about suicide.
As a charity our aims are to increase mental health awareness and reduce the stigma around talking openly about suicide.
It is important to note, that talking about suicide, DOES NOT raise any risks, in fact we know, and research shows that talking about suicide helps.
Our support workers will sensitively ask questions about mental health and suicidal thoughts, and are able to support or if nessecary signpost to our counselling service and other approporiate avenues of support.
We Mind & Kelly Matters and Wrenn school have an agreement in place to ensure all LIVE CHAT support workers and WMKM personnel will comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures provided by Wrenn School.
We Mind & Kelly Matters will report any concerns to the safeguarding team at Wrenn School.
The duty of care, for all is paramount to We Mind & Kelly Matters. Whether a child, parent/carer or staff member accesses emotional support chats, assessments or counselling, safeguarding will take priority over the confidentiality of any therapeutic relationship.
Therefore, each person in deciding what to share, and speak about should make these choices based on this knowledge and clause.
Not limited to the following, but as a useful guide, we cannot keep any of the following disclosures confidential. However we will always aim to discuss our reasons as to why we feel we need to break confidentiality as a first action.
- If a person is at risk of harm, or has disclosed suicidal thoughts, that may or may not include intent.
- Serious problems that may include being harmed by somebody else, e.g. child abuse at home or bullying at school.
- Mental health problems that are enduring and causing signifcant issues.
You are NOT on your own…
•An estimated three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health problem. This rises to one in four children when we include emotional distress.
•Suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5 and 19, and the second most common for girls of that age. Around one in every twelve young people deliberately self-harm, though this may rise to almost one in three for girls aged 15.
•Rates of depression and anxiety in teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years.