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Courage, Compassion,

Perseverance and Teamwork

Support Within School

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

Mrs Cope, the headteacher


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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.


Emotional Health and Well Being: Useful Guide from South West Yorkshire NHS

Online Safety

Online Safety

Healthy futures Calderdale Chathealth is a messaging service for students 11-19 and parents/carers 07507 332157. Nurses pick up messages between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and will reply within one working day. When a text has been received an immediate bounce-back message is sent to let the person know a message has been received.  To advertise Chathealth to your parents please circulate this short video clip https://youtu.be/mJn08t-xnxQ

Kooth.com is a free, safe and anonymous site that offers confidential support to young people 10-25 in Calderdale. They are staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors who are available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year.

Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services Poster  this poster was developed by a group of young people providing information about the current service offer to children and young people in Calderdale.

Children's Mental Health Week 

7th - 11th February 2022

The theme for Children's Mental Health Week is 'Growing Together'. Each class will be working on strategies to help children recognise their support groups and set personal goals, e.g. to grow more confident. We will watch a special assembly created for this week by Place2Be. During other assemblies we will focuss on friendship - as you know having good friendships and being a good friend can really help with mental health and well being.

Place2Be has lots of resources for parents to use at home in connection with children's well being - please follow this link: https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/


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

Night Owls

Night OWLS offers FREE emotional listening support and mental health crisis support for ALL children, young people, and their parents/carers across West Yorkshire. The pilot has now been extended until the end of June 2022.

· Age range: under 18 years

· Contact details: 0800 148 8244, Text 07984 392700 or go to the website to use the online chat function: www.wynightowls.org.uk

· Opening times: 8pm – 8am, every night



Kooth is a FREE, safe anonymous online counselling and support service for children and young people. Kooth can offer confidential 1 to 1 online counselling, self help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people.

  • Age range: 10-25 years
  • Opening hours: open until 10pm every evening, 365 days a year

Time Out Listening Line is open for students aged 10-19 who want someone to talk to about issues such as: home/school life, friendships, and any other worries. The Listening Line is not a counselling service, it’s a safe space offering children and young people the opportunity to speak to an experienced Time Out worker, who regularly works with children and young people in schools and in the community.

To access the listening line children and young people can send a text to 07418 311736 and one of Time Out’s project workers will call them back to arrange a time.

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


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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