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Accessing Support for your Child during the Summer Holiday

We recognise that the summer holidays can be a difficult time for some of our students due to the change in routine and other factors which may affect them. We also know that some of our students will be experiencing heightened anxiety due to the current pandemic. Here are a range of services you can contact if you are worried about your child’s mental health and wellbeing during the summer break. 

 If your child receives support through CAMHS, you should contact their support worker in the first instance:

Winnicott Centre: 0161 701 6880

Carol Kendrick Centre: 0161 902 3400

The Bridge: 0161 203 3250

 Alternatively, you should contact your child’s GP. If you are concerned about your child’s safety due to an imminent risk of harm, you should attend your local Accident and Emergency department or call 999.  Here are a number of organisations which provide support for young people, over the phone or online:

Samaritans

Confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

08457 90 90 90

jo@samaritans.org

Papyrus

For practical advice on suicide prevention and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well being in young people.

0800 068 41 41

Young Minds Crisis

Young people experiencing a mental health crisis can text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support. 

Text YM to 85258

Young Minds Parents’ Helpline

Offers free confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child/young person up to the age of 25.  

08088 025 544

Monday to Friday9.30am-4pm

Kooth 

An online mental health service for children, young people and adults.

https://www.kooth.com/

Online chat service until 10pm