This is a difficult time for everyone and we know it can be a struggle to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries- both your children's and your own-under control. To help, we have compiled a list of useful websites that may help ease a little worry and provide answers to some of your questions. We hope this helps and if you have any school related queries, then please don't hesitate to email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Debt Advice Foundation | Call Our Debt Advisers Free On 0800 043 40 50
- StepChange Debt Charity - Free Expert Debt Advice.
Covid Community Response Helpline - help for anyone in the community affected by Covid 19.
This is still running and taking calls from people who need support in the community during this time- this could be support with anything from housing to benefits to accessing food provision or loneliness.
Mental health support
Our Mental Health Support Team have created a series of bitesize, introductory videos around understanding and supporting children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. These videos are aimed at young people and their grown ups and are best watched together to promote conversations around mental health. If support is required for a child or young person, then please speak to your Emotional Wellbeing Lead in school who is Mr Paul Jones.
Please click on the links below
IAPT- Improving access to physological therapies- self referral- 01484 343700
24 hour mental health helpline for Kirklees- 0800 183 0558 Samaritans- 116 123
Kooth- Online support for young people 11-19- www.kooth.com/ Thriving Kirklees Chat Health- children & young people- 07520 618866
Local Food provision
Fusion Food Bank- 01924 454770- food provision
Fusion Housing- for any housing/ renting needs- 01924 545770- email@example.com
Kirklees local welfare provision team- 01484 414782
Early Support- Schools
For early help support for children and families please contact our Hub early support consultant –
Tammy Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org/ (07583 381236) - Dewsbury South & Dewsbury East
Kirsty Sykes-Kirsty.email@example.com/ (07813 997512)- Dewsbury West
IT Devices for Disadvantaged children – schools
The following are useful apps to help with mental wellbeing for children.
- Chill Panda https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/chill-panda/
- Feeling Good https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/feeling-good-positive-mindset/
- Superbetter https://www.superbetter.com/