We are proud to put wellbeing at the centre of what we do at DSTC. We have a culture of communication and looking after each other, as well as an understanding that it is always "OK not to be OK". We have a member of pastoral, non-teaching staff attached to each Year team in school. They support our students when they are upset, worried or have an issue to discuss. We also have a full time, on-site counsellor. It is an honour and a pleasure to have been recognised by the "Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards" for the work we have done around mental health.
Please use the links below to access a range of mental health support and activities. We update these periodically, so please check back now and then to see any new resources that we have.
Worried about a child?
If the child is in immediate danger, call 999.
If you are worried about the safety of a child or young person please contact the Kent Central Duty Team on 03000 41 11 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a referral.
Kent Safeguarding Children Board
You can also contact the NSPCC who have a dedicated helpline – 0808 8005000
The following websites have also been useful to parents:
You can also use our Student Safeguarding / Wellbeing self and Peer referral form if you need to let us know about something you are going through but clicking <<<HERE>>>
Downloads and documents
Support from organisations