Pastoral Support at SS. Mary and John’s Catholic Primary Academy

OFSTED “Pastoral Support for pupils is of outstanding quality and staff develop pupils’ personal qualities extremely well, the school vigorously pursues its support for the schools’ most vulnerable pupils, working closely with Parents and outside agencies to meet the needs of such pupils.”…”Parents value the care provided for children by staff at school and believe that their children feel safe and are well looked after at school”.

We are proud to offer exceptional support for children and families through all of the work we do in school. Miss Greaves is our Pastoral Leader and works closely with all families and children in need of any support or advice.

Miss Greaves is also a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mental Health 1st Aider and is also one of our lead professionals for Early Help support.

Miss Greaves offers families first contact support on a range of matters including attendance, emotional health and well being, behaviour support at school and home, links to other agencies such as school nursing team, benefits and housing and referrals to external support services for families.

Miss Greaves works directly with children in school offering pastoral care and support for all pupils and drawing and talking therapy for individual pupils who require this.

We utilise the services of a professional, accredited Art Psychotherapist to support children who have experienced traumatic events or who require this bespoke support for emotional health and well being.

There are many different external organisations that we can turn to for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues. Remember you can come and speak to anyone in our Academy if you need advice on any matter, we are here to help!

MIND

MIND is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, providing information and support to those affected by mental distress, as well as campaigning to improve policy and attitudes.

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Legal Advice Line: 0300 466 6463

Email: legal@mind.org.uk

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Telephone: 020 8519 2122 (England) & 029 2039 5123 (Wales) 

Mind Model Mental Health Policies and Fact Sheets are available from:

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/

STRESS

Teacher Support Network is an independent charity that provides practical and emotional support to trainee, serving and retired teachers and their families.

24/7 Support Line: 08000 562 561 (UK) & 08000 855 088 (Wales)

Email: support@teachersupport.info

Website: www.teachersupport.info

ALCOHOL

Alcoholics Anonymous offer area support meetings.

National Helpline: 0845 769 7555

Email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Drinkline offers advice, information and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.

Telephone Helpline: 0300 123 1110

Website:  www.patient.co.uk/support/drinkline

BEREAVEMENT

Cruse Bereavement Care helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.

Telephone Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Website:  www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

DEBT

Step Change Debt Charity provides help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt.

Freephone: 0800 138 111 (including all mobiles)

Email: www.stepchange.org/Contactus/Sendusanemail.aspx

Website: www.stepchange.org

DRUGS

UK National Drugs Helpline is a free 24-hour service for drug users and solvent mis-users, their families. Friends and carers.

Helpline: 0800 776 600

Email: www.urban75.org/blog/contact/

Website: www.urban75.com/Drugs/helpline.html

 

GAMBLING

Gamcare offers confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone affected by a gambling dependency.

Helpline: 0808 802 0133

Website: www.gamecare.org.uk

 

HOUSING

Shelter offers confidential advice on housing problems.

Helpline: 0808 800 4444

Website: www.shelter.org.uk

 

MEDICAL

Terrence Higgins Trust offer advice, practical support and counselling for HIV and AIDS.

Telephone: 0808 802 1221

Email: info@tht.org.uk

Website: www.tht.org.uk

 

Bi-Polar UK is a national user-led organisation and registered charity for people who lives are affected by Bi-Polar.

Telephone: 020 7931 6480

Email: info@bipolaruk.org.uk

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

Rethink Mental Illness (formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship) is the largest mental illness charity in the UK and is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether sufferers, carers or professionals working in the mental health field.

Advice Line: 0300 5000 927

Supporter Care: 0121 522 7702

Email: advice@rethink.org

Website: www.rethink.org

 

PARENTING

Family Lives offers support for anyone parenting a child, including grandparents and step-parents.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Email: www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/email-support

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (formerly Parent Partnership) offers support and advice to parents with children who have particular needs in schools across England.

Telephone: 0207 843 1900

Email: iassn@ncb.org.uk

Website: www.iassnetwork.org.uk

 

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Relate offer relationship counselling and mediation for individuals and couples.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

Website: www.relate.org.uk

 

SUICIDE AND EMOTIONAL CRISIS

SANE offer emotional and crisis support for people suffering from mental health problems, their friends and families.

Telephone: 0845 767 8000

Email: www.sane.org.uk/resources.contact_us

Website: www.sane.org.uk

 

Samaritans offer 24-hour confidential and emotional support for anyone in crisis.

Telephone: 08457 909090

Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

SMOKING

Quit offers friendly help, advice and support on how to stop smoking.

Telephone: 020 7553 2100

Email: stopsmoking@quit.org.uk

Website: www.quit.org.uk