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 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 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>>>