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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Downend

  • To report a student absence please call 01454 862395 and leave a message on our answer phone with your child's name, tutor group and reason for absence

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

If you feel your Child would benefit from some support, please contact your Child’s head of House in the first instance, and they will be able to discuss options with you.

There are many organisations that can support young people and families, below are organisations that may be able to help and parents and/or young people can contact them directly.

Click here for our postcard of support for students  

Shout - In crisis?

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.

To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258. Trained volunteers are there to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won't appear on your phone bill.

Off The Record

Getting free support couldn’t be easier. You can access regular Hubs or explore the website and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

https://www.otrbristol.org.uk//

Mind You

A local site that has support for young people and their families in South Gloucestershire.

https://sites.southglos.gov.uk/mind-you/ 

Young Minds

Parenting isn't always easy!  Young minds offers parenting advice alongside guidance around many topics such as Mental Health, Anxiety, supporting a child with ADHD and information about counselling services for children and young people

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

Helpline poster: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2441/a3-parents-helpline-poster.pdf

Kooth

Offers free, safe and anonymous online support where you can access forums and counsellors.  It is worth registering and taking some time to explore the site.  All content is monitored and it is a positive and supportive service.

Website: https://www.kooth.com

South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Courses

South Gloucestershire will be running free wellbeing courses and support events to help adults.  Please click the link below to access the vast range of courses and support they are offering. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/one-you-south-gloucestershire-19919302859?utm_source=GDPR+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9824120bb1-WELLBEING-DEC-2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fd24a7d0df-9824120bb1-90343923

You must be over 18 and live in South Gloucestershire or registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire to access these events. 

If you would like to talk to someone before attending, please contact the wellbeing support team on 01454 868583 or email wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk 

Childline

Availiable by phone 24/7.  The website has lots of support you if you are worried.  They can help on a large range of topics.

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Banardo’s’

Have a wealth of resources and advice around supporting young people and supporting families

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do