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Support for families over the Christmas holidays

Posted: 18/12/20

  1. Dealing with Coronavirus Restrictions over the Winter Break: Top Tips & Activity Ideas for Secondary School Students (Click Here)

Attached is a guide for secondary school students to cope and look after their mental health with the restrictions over the holidays, we hope it can be disseminated to all secondary school pupils in Sutton to help support them over the Christmas period.

  1. Off the Record Winter Holidays Support line (Click Here)

This support line will be open every day between 24th December – 3rd January, 3pm – 6pm 020 8175 6776. This is available for ages 11-25 in Croydon, Merton and Sutton.

For more information please visit

  1. Kooth Online Counselling Service for 11 – 22 years in Sutton (Click Here)

The NHS wants to remind young people that an online service called Kooth is available for them in Sutton, which can provide extra support during this difficult time.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people aged 11-22. Young people can search ‘Kooth’ or visit and get support for anything that's on their mind.

The service was introduced following feedback from young people that it is something they would find useful.

A short video has been produced for young people to example how Kooth can help – you and your child can watch it on YouTube at

  1. Urgent helplines for children and young people (Click Here)

There are also urgent helplines parents or a young person can call to talk about their mental health 24 hours a day:

Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

020 3513 3800


24 hours, 7 days a week

0800 028 8000