Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness
We understand that life can be incredibly tough sometimes and it has been made even harder due to Covid-19. The pandemic has had many implications on our mental health. Issues such bereavement, isolation, loss of income and fear may have triggered mental health conditions or made existing ones worse.
There has also been a lot of economic and social disruption which has led millions of people falling into extreme poverty. If you are struggling financially please let us know and we will help you in any way we can. We provide many food hampers and sanitary products to many families, always in a discreet and respectful way.
Please do not suffer in silence. If you are experiencing any difficulties please reach out for help. You can talk to your child’s teacher or a member of our pastoral team. Below are some helplines that may be helpful, but remember, if you or your family are in immediate danger please ring 999 for emergency help.
Samaritans- Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (Free 24 hour helpline)
Anxiety UK- Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday- Friday 9.30am- 5.30pm)
CALM- Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and we chat.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Daily 5pm- Midnight)
Men’s Health Forum- 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.men’s health forum.org.uk
Mind- Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday - Friday 9am-6pm)
Alcohol Anonymous- free self-help group
Phone: 0800 917 7650
Drinkline- A free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else’s drinking
Phone: 0300 123 1110 (Weekdays 9am- 8pm. Weekends 11am- 4pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
Domestic Violence- Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 802 9999 (Daily 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm- 9.30pm)
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24 hour helpline)
Website- www.victim support.org.uk
FRANK- Live chat service runs daily 2pm- 6pm
Phone: 0300 123 6600 (24 hour helpline)
Text a Question: 82111
Website: www.talk to frank.com
Family Lives- Advice on all aspects of parenting
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday- Friday 9am-9pm. Saturday- Sunday 10am- 3pm)
Website: www.family lives.org.uk
Relate- The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.