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Support Within School

Our designated safeguarding staff can access specialist advice and support if necessary. They are:

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Mental Health

Two of our teaching assistants have been trainined in Youth Mental Health. They can provide individual support for children if needed.

Children, parents and carers can approach any adult if they have concerns, however, the class teacher is usually best as they are most aware of day to day behaviour.

PSHE and Circle Time

All children regularly take part in PSHE lessons and Circle Time. These cover personal development, social issues, how to be healthy and how to be a good citizen. During these lessons, children have the chance to share their worries and get advice from their teachers and friends.

Worry Boxes

Each class has a 'worry box'. Children can also put their private worries in there. Teachers check the boxes and address the issues.

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Children take part in a well balanced curriculum that includes time for Forest Activities, Art and Craft, Music and Physical Educatation, all of which are known to support well being.

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Specialist Support

Lots of support available at: www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk  or copy the link below to your browser for specific help for parents.


Healthy Minds, Time Out - a  charity for children aged 10 - 19 providing access to activities such as arts, crafts, sports, singing and drama. This is a self referral scheme. Contact directly for more information on 01422 345154 or 07388990229. www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk

Humankind, Branching Out - a service for young people aged 10-21 at risk from alcohol, drugs or other harmful substances. 01422 415550 www.humankindcharity.org.uk

Calderdale Staying Safe Children and Young People's Domestic Abuse Support - open to any child aged 5-18 affected by domestic abuse. Family members can self refer for their child. 01422 323339 www.calderdalestayingsafe.org.uk

Time2Talk (Relate). A confidential counselling service for unhappy, anxious or worried children. There may be a charge. 01422 363845 www.relatepkc.org.uk

SENDIASS: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Advice and Support Service. 01422 266141 www.calderdalesendiass.org.uk

Unique Ways: a service supporting families of children with special needs. 01422 343090 www.uniqueways.org.uk

Barnado's Calderdale Positive Identities Service - an informal group for parents and carers of LGBTQ children. Also one to one support for young people 01422 371993 or 0788520200. www.barnados.org.uk/lgbtq

Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST). Contact if you have safeguarding worries about a child. 01422 393336 or MAST@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service (CHIBS). A befriending service for bereaved children. Support usually happens in school. 0845 0099221 or www.chibs.org.uk


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NHS Listed Helplines

Anxiety UK: Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm) Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK: A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Website:www.bipolaruk.org.uk

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.            Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Depression Alliance: Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups. Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Men's Health Forum: 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation: Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind: Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)  Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic: Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm) Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

OCD UK: A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments. Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.ocduk.org 

PAPYRUS: Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm) Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Rethink Mental Illness: Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm) Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans: Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE: Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.  SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm) Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds: Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

NSPCC: Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.  Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge Advice on dealing with domestic violence. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling) Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily 10am to midnight) Website: www.ukna.org

Alzheimer's Society: Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Weekends, 10am to 4pm)

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Bereavement: Cruse Bereavement Care Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Victim Support: Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders - Beat: Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s) Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Mencap: Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Parenting: Family Lives - Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying. Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm. Sat to Sun, 10am to 3pm Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate: The UK's largest provider of relationship support. Website: www.relate.org.uk



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