Pastoral Support

We know that the coming weeks and months are going to be very challenging for everyone. The longer this situation goes on, the harder it is going to become.

Prayer can be extremely powerful in times of trouble. At least once each week our chaplaincy team will post a prayer and/or reflection on the school’s social media sites for the entire Salesian community to access. We would encourage you to make time as a family to engage with these.

If you or your child are struggling and need further pastoral support, please reach out and use the charities and organisations that are set up to help in times of need (please see the comprehensive list below). Alternatively, your child may choose to contact our staff wellbeing team at

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Counsellors available until 10pm every day

Action for Children
Phone: 01923 361 500
Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England.

Anxiety UK
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon–Fri)
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 0808 801 0711 (every day)
Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 
The Campaign Against Living Miserably is for men who are feeling low or in crisis.

Phone (age 16–25): 0808 800 0661
Provides advice, housing and support for young people, with a helpline and webchat.

Phone: 0800 1111
Free 1-to-1 chat support and 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

Phone: 0300 123 6600 Text: 82111
Confidential webchat, helpline, advice and information on drugs and substance misuse.

Clear information on mental health medication for young people.

The Hideout
Created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people understand domestic abuse. 

Hope Again
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Support for young people when someone dies.

Phone: 0800 068 4141
A specialist telephone service that gives non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people.

Hub of Hope
A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.

Phone: 0808 808 1111
Provides information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

NHS confidential health advice and support for 16–25 year olds. Download the app to your phone.

No Panic
Phone (ages 13–20): 0330 606 1174
Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD).

Phone: 0800 1111
Specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Youth Support for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

On My Mind
Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.

Phone: 0808 200 0247
Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence.

Relate (put in your local area and give them a call)
Professional, confidential, relationship support.

Rethink Mental Illness
Phone: 0300 500 0927 (Mon–Fri)
Support and advice for people with mental health problems and their friends and families.

Phone: 0808 800 5007
Text: 0786 002 7573
Young people’s helpline, helping survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

Phone: 116 123
Free 24-hour helpline. Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including suicidal feelings.

Charity working for people in housing need by providing free, independent, expert housing advice.

The Mix
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Support and advice for under 25s, including webchat.

Time to Change
Download resources to raise awareness of mental health stigma and find out more about mental health.

Victim Support
Phone: 0808 168 9111
Support for victims of crime.

Voice Collective
Phone: 020 7911 0822
A UK-wide project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, and have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences.

Women’s Aid
Phone: 0808 200 0247
24-hour national domestic violence helpline.

For information about different mental health problems.

Young Stonewall
Phone: 0800 050 2020
Information and support for all young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Youth Access
Phone: 020 8772 9900
Information on youth counselling.

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