Outside of School support

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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/

FAQ for parents/carers and their email address for parents to reach out is parents@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.
The advice line runs from 5-10pm (Mon-Fri) and 12 – 8pm (Saturday and Sunday)
The Advice Line Number is 01244 397644.

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
calls are free and lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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

ADFAM   Support for families affected by alcohol and drugs. http://www.adfam.org.uk/ 

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity 

Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness http://rainbowtrust.org.uk/ 

Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT) 

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.

Cheshire East Educational Psychology Service 

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 

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. 

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Cheshire Young Carers 

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

Cheshire East Family Support 

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.

Cheshire Without Abuse 

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


Free parenting support.

Cheshire East Information Advice and Support.

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. 

Think you know 

Information on keeping your child safe online and a secure method of reporting online bullying, Child Exploitation or concerns.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CE-OP)  

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.