At CHS South we aim to support our families as we are aware that the current climate has and still can be a difficult time.
Whatever your situation we are here to help.
If you are in need of support from school, please call us on 0161 241 9930 and ask for a member of the Safeguarding team to make contact with you. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected]
BELOW YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO AVAILABLE SOURCES OF SUPPORT, GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION
When there are early indications that things are not going well, Early Help is about engaging a child, young person, parent or family in a conversation about how to get things going well again.
Early Help Hub – North
0161 234 1973
Early Help Hub – Central
0161 234 1975
Early Help Hub – South
0161 234 1977
CHORLTON & DIDSBURY FOODBANK providing families with three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
THE BREAD AND BUTTER THING (TBBT) is a charity that makes life more affordable for people on a low income. Our mission is to create a fair solution for people in poverty and our long-term aim is to address the premiums that people in poverty pay for food, loans, energy and other everyday essentials simply because of their personal circumstances.
QUIDS IN is a unique volunteer-run food club is aimed at the many households in south Manchester struggling to feed their families each week. ‘Quids In’ offers up to £15 worth of food for just a £2 weekly membership fee, which helps pay Fareshare, the charity that supplies the food. Unlike food banks, Quids In is an ongoing membership offering fresh and chilled items that can be difficult to find and expensive to buy locally.
EXCLUDED offers assistance for those who need help with funding that does not have to be repaid. From Restaurants, cafes, pubs and music venues to hairdressers. To survive and help with re-opening when you can.
END CHILD FOOD POVERTY provides a map to find emergency food support and links to government schemes available to you.
Extra support from energy suppliers:
At CHS South we want to support better mental health if you are worried about your child, please contact school. We have several staff who are trained Mental health first aiders on site to help staff, students and families.
USEFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. Available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Tel: 116 123 (any time)
African and Caribbean Mental Health Services is based at The Windrush Millennium centre in Moss Side.
Parents/Carers can self-refer
Tel: 0161 226 9562
MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental problem. MIND believes no one should have to face mental health alone. They can provide tips for everyday living, helping someone else with a mental condition, types of mental health problems and advice on drugs and treatment and so much more.
USEFUL LINK FOR STUDENTS
Exam Results Support - NHS has a range of resources covering anxiety around exam results day.
KOOTH is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. KOOTH offers friendly counsellors, self-help, and community support. They are online until 10pm.
42nd Street is a Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Childline you can get in touch 24/7, if you are worried about something, counsellors are not just available on the phone they’re also online and there for a confidential chat.
Tel: 0800 1111
Chat health is available for young people aged between 11-16 they can text school health and someone will respond during office hours to offer support.
Papyrus is a charity aimed at Suicide prevention in the young, suicide is the biggest killer of under 35’s in this country.