There may be times when you need help, advice or information.
Parents and carers are always welcome to come into school to seek support and/or advice. A designated area is available for them to sit quietly and talk with staff if they are distressed and staff can be on hand to support in any way.
This page provides links to sites where children and their families can access information and get advice on a number of subjects.
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
Tel: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
Gives information for parents on a range of ways children can be bullied including cyber bullying and gives advice on keeping children safe online.
Tel: 020 7730 3300
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are.
24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it.
Tel: 116 123 (24 hours) Information and support for mental health issues.
Health for Teens www.healthforteens.co.uk
Content about your health, from sexual health to your feelings, growing up, lifestyle and much more.
Health for Kids www.HealthforKids.co.uk
A fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health.
Provides a range of advice and support about self harm, people who self harm, their friends and families.
Tel: 0115 934 8445.
The UK’s eating disorder charity. Online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18.
Tel: 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year)
Drugs and Alcohol
Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else.
Tel: 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won’t show up on your phone bill)
Barnardo’s Butterfly Project
The Butterfly Project provides comprehensive practical and emotional support to children & young people with life limiting illnesses and their families, from diagnosis to bereavement.
The project is funded by the local health authority and can provide a service in the following areas:- City of Nottingham, Gedling, Rushcliffe & Broxtowe.
Tel: 0115 9255 565
The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information and advice.
Tel: 08000 50 20 20
Nottingham LGBT switchboard
Nottingham charity offering advice for LGBT and questioning, people, their friends & family.
Tel: 0115 934 8485 (7-9.15pm Mon-Fri)
Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Helpline (Women experiencing abuse)
Call the free 24 hour helpline. And don’t worry, calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do NOT appear on itemised bills.
Tel: 0808 800 0340
Equation’s Domestic Abuse Service for Men
For men aged 18 plus, living in Nottinghamshire County or 16 plus living in Nottingham City.
Tel: 0115 9605556. Available Monday – Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. A 24-hour confidential answerphone service is available.
Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) www.familylives.org.uk
A national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services.
Tel: 0808 800 2222
Offers some helpful information for parents and carers on a range of issues, such as internet safety, protecting children at home and positive parenting tips.
Tel: 0808 800 5000
Parents Centre www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents
Information and support for parents on how to help with your child’s learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.