Outside of School Support
|Free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support 24/7, where young people can get online counselling, have community support, access helpful articles and self help activities. https://www.kooth.com/
Kooth video - https://www.kooth.com/video
|'We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what'.
Young Minds has a Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Text YM to 85258 to start chatting to a trained volunteer.
For students: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/
For parents/carers: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/
|Safer streets webpage
Safer Streets is an extensive initiative that sees Cheshire Police ramping up its determination to make Cheshire’s streets even safer. It aims to benefit everyone who visits, lives or works in Cheshire.
|Childline – A free, private and confidential service where young people can seek support. Whatever the worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. https://www.childline.org.uk/
https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ to get support by email, phone, an online chat, or talk to a counsellor with help from a British sign language interpreter.
|NSPCC – Free confidential advice for young people.|
|CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. You might also see CYPMHS used which stands for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services.
The Cheshire and Wirral Partnership CAMHS advice line open to everyone (children, young people, relatives etc) and allows people to talk to a mental health professional if they are concerned or would like advice about a young person’s mental health.
Their website is Cheshire and Wirral Partnership CAMHS
|Stonewall – Help, information, support and guidance for lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual.|
|Samaritans There for anyone who needs someone, no pressure no judgement.|
|For information about sexual health and wellbeing Brook|
|National Self Harm Network provides support for those who self harm, their family and carers. National Self Harm Network|
|Talk to Frank, honest information about drugs.|
|Harmless - for support and information about Self Harm|
|For information on how to keep yourself safe online and reporting online bullying or concerns.
For students: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_18/
For parents/carers: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
|VISYON – A Charity that offers support for the emotional health of young people.|
ChECS is the Cheshire East Consultation Service
Telephone ChECS on 0300 123 5012 (option 3, option 2). Callers will be directed to a Social Worker who will take details off the caller with regard to their concerns. The worker will gather your information and advice you of the next step.
If you need to contact someone out of hours and you believe it to be an emergency that can't wait, please call our Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022
Need Urgent mental health crisis support call: 0800 145 6485
|We help children, young people, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Child bereavement uk|
|Fearless - Enables young people to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously tel: 0800 555 111|
|Beat - support and information about eating disorders|
Health & Wellbeing Support for parents, carers and families
Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is. It is also one of the hardest. Here at Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College we will do our best to support both your child and the family when things get tricky. But, we are aware that there are times when help is needed outside of our skills set. This page is a comprehensive list of services which may be useful if such a situation arises.
Please see the two Visyon documents below for details of Parent Carer Workshops running from September 23
Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness http://rainbowtrust.org.uk/
Support families with specialist support strategies for young people with autism.
Also see our SEND page for details of the clubs in school for students who have autism or students who have siblings who are autistic.
For parents and carers with questions or concerns about the well-being, behaviour, learning or development of your child, giving you an opportunity to discuss with Educational Psychologist.
Edge inclusion Partners are a Community Interest Company which provides a free and impartial Independent Support service in four North West Local Authorities for children, young people and their families.
Support young people who help care for a parent or sibling with an illness or disability.
Please also see our Young Carers page for support for young carer students in school
Provide Early Help to Cheshire East families, to offer advice, support and more specialist services when things begin to be difficult – and not wait until little problems grow into a crisis.
Building a community where adults and children can live free from the fear of domestic abuse https://www.mycwa.org.uk/resources-for-suvivors
Papyrus - prevention of young suicide
A service for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs or Disability and their families. Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (previously Parent Partnership) – A free, confidential and independent organisation who assist parents to liaise with school and other services. Available to all parents and carers of children aged 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs or Disability.
Information on keeping your child safe online and a secure method of reporting online bullying, Child Exploitation or concerns.
Advice or help regarding child sexual exploitation and methods to report concerns.
Qwell is the Kooth service for adults. Kooth is an online mental health and wellbeing service for children and young people.