Hawkspring - Drug and Alcohol Support
Off the Record - mental health support for young people aged 11-25 years.
Winstons Wish - are offering bereaved children a monthly drop in session within Bristol. However drop in sessions are currently suspended due to COVID-19
- Drop-in session: Second Wednesday of every month, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Off The Record, 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
- Young Grief: First Thursday of every month, 5.00 – 7.00pm. Off The Record, 1 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BQ (For 13-19 year olds who have experienced bereavement or know someone who has.)
Barnardos - Creating safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures
NSPCC - Supporting children and families
Homestart - Support and friendship for families
Bristol Parent Carers for families and young people with disabilities and life limiting conditions
Our school makes donations to our local Foodbank - Carpenters Food store at the Withywood Centre Call 0117 9878400. Please talk to Ms Skuse or Mrs Grainger if you are in need of some support.
Into University - homework club at the Withywood Centre - Call 0117 9878400
Financial Support ~ budgeting and Debt Management
CAP is a multi-faith support service that can support anyone feeling weighed down by debt. They are a friendly team offering confidential practical solutions to debt. Please click here for further information and contact number.
UPDATE: New Course - 29th September 2023
FareShare South West, in conjunction with Feeding Bristol have been working with different agencies to put together this ‘Cash First Approach’ leaflet. It details a wide range of different services and support available to anyone who may be struggling with money. The idea is that they can utilise these services before reaching the point of needing emergency food support.
The Local Crisis and Prevention fund can support families who are experiencing a one off financial crisis, such as a reduction in income, who are struggling to afford essentials. This support is in the form of Tesco vouchers so can be used to purchase unbranded uniform items and shoes or help families budget for branded items by purchasing food.
Applications can be made online https://www.bristol.gov.uk/benefits-financial-help/apply-for-an-emergency-payment
www.turn2us.org.uk Benefit entitlement and charitable funding search website.
www.talkingmoney.org.uk Local money management support
https://www.stepchange.org/ Free debt advice and support
WRAMAS Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service
Bristol Quality of Life survey 2022/23 states:
- 16% of households have experienced moderate to severe food insecurity,
- 14% of households used a 'food bank' during the last 12 months
If you are currently experience food poverty, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sam Grainger, Family Support Worker, or email email@example.com who can assist you with a weekly food hampers and a local food bank referral.
ALTERNATIVELY, click here to see what local resources are available be to you.
CHAS - Bristol Housing Advice Service Free, independent, and confidential advice on housing-related matters to anyone in need in Bristol and the surrounding area. Lines are open on: 0117 9351260 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 10am-5pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring in Bristol For homeless and vulnerable People Phone: 0117 924 4444 The Night Shelter, 14 Little Bishop St, Bristol BS2 9JF
Shelter Legal advice drop in and advice
HomelessnessAdvice@bristol.gov.uk For housing problems. Free 24-hour housing helpline. Phone: 0808 800 4444
1625 Independent People Charity that supports young people who are homeless
Lone Parents and Parental Separation
Gingerbread for single parents 0808 802 0925
Single Parents (SPAN) single parent action network
Supporting Separating Parents in Dispute Phone: 0800 380 0040
Families Need Fathers: Supporting continued loving relationship with both parents. Phone: 0300 0300 363
Sorting Out Separation: Helping you to make the right decisions after a break-up. Phone: 0800 988 0988.
The Parent Connection: Hosts the programmes introduced during the SPIP, Getting it Right for children (which helps develop co parent communication skills) and Splitting Up? Putting Kids First (an online parenting plan, with skills help).
Young Minds: Information to support children during divorce or separation. Phone: 0808 802 5544
Pathways to Support for Bristol Parents in Relationship Distress: Why relationships matter and online resources for relationship support for parents and co-parents.
Children and Young People
Youth Moves - free activities for children from 8 years old and above in South Bristol. Find out more www.youthmoves.org.uk
Bristol Library Service - baby bounce and rhyme sessions and story time sessions in Hartcliffe and Bishopsworth libraries. Find out more www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries
Bike Mechanics - Rebuild a bike and keep it! 1-4pm Tuesdays @Hartcliffe Farm
Out and About - short breaks for children and young people with additional needs. If you would like more information, take a look at their webpage WECIL - Out and About
South Bristol Childrens Centres have lots of activities at Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe and Four Acres.
www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk 1:1 and group support sessions, and youth clubs
www.youngbristol.com Youth clubs, training programmes and holiday programmes
www.themix.org.uk Online support and advice on all issues young people may face
M32 Youth Groups @ BDP – 0117 987 6000 – Groups for young people aged 5-16 who have parents with problems with alcohol or other drugs, to have respite, fun and explore new activities. Open to children from across the city; free transport is provided to pick them up and drop them home. Groups are Mondays: 4.45-6.45pm – twice a month for 5-10-year olds and monthly for 11-16-year olds.
Imayla – Work with Children and Young People experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage and race inequality, and the families, professionals, and wider communities around them. Many of the Children and Young People we work with are impacted by deeply ingrained racism and are excluded from the benefits of outdoor and creative arts opportunities and experiences. email@example.com
They also offer The Wildly Different Programme – for young people aged 8-12 and their families from April-December 2021 – outdoor and creative activities, days out and a residential trips – to make an application email: firstname.lastname@example.org - 07585028609
Educate against hate practical advice on protecting children
Mental Health - Children and Young People
Education Mental Health Practitioner
St Peters is please to introduce Lucie Temple, our Education Mental Health Practitioner. She will be working in school, long side the Pastoral Team, every Wednesday morning. Please take the time to read the information about her and her role.
"When people hear Mental Health Support Team they often think of people who are really unwell or have mental health illnesses, but this isn’t true. Everyone has mental health, it’s all about how we feel, think and act especially in response to the ups and downs of life. Sometimes we have good mental health and can cope well with life, other times we might find it hard to cope and become stressed, upset or worried more easily.
I am trained to work 1-1 with children who often experience fear, worry, anxiety or have some difficulties with their behaviour. When I do my 1-1 work, I often get parents/carers involved as they know their children best and can help them practice what they learn in our sessions. In my 1-1 sessions we play games, do questionnaires, talk about feelings and learn ways to cope with difficult emotions.
If you are a parent/carer and you think your child could benefit from extra support with their feelings, please speak to their class teacher or Ms Skuse who can refer them to me.
CAMHS Downloads, apps, websites, books, videos etc, available on this site
Young Minds Self-help and mental health support for young people, and advice for parents.
The Anna Freud National Centre support for trauma and attachment
MIND YOU (South Glos) Mind You is here to help you to look after your mental health
OTR (Off The record) 0808 808 9120 (Freephone) (2 till 5pm)
For information and advice surrounding mental health 02087441644
Help Counselling for 9 to 25yr olds Families can donate as little as £10 towards counselling.
Heart to Heart – 07926314739 – qualified and student Integrative counsellors, providing low cost (starting at £20) counselling services to individuals in the community. Adults and children from 12 upwards.
Kooth Online chat, counselling, journaling and resources. Support for your child’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and behaviour.
Empire Fighting Chance Mentoring and non-contact boxing
Domestic Abuse for Women
Julian House A specialist team who offer practical and emotional support, information and education for children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Next Link ~ 0800 4700280 Support for those experiencing abuse. Their office is open 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday and 9.30am – 1pm Saturday.
The out of hours service will be available outside of these hours.
Our Live Chat is now open from 10am to 4pm Monday – Friday.
If you are concerned about your safety and need help and support, please contact us and we can help.
Help is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the National Domestic Violence Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247
Victim Support Specialist support services including domestic abuse and young victims. Phone 0808 168 9111
Womankind Up to 50 mins to talk (phone or webchat). Trained to talk about domestic violence and historic sexual abuse amongst other issues. 0345 458 2914 or 0117 916 6461
VitaMinds Local NHS talk therapy service
Mind Ed free resource on children and young peoples mental health
Young Minds Mental health services for children
Place 2 be Mental health supporting families and schools
Reading groups supporting mental health and wellbeing
National Association of Child Contact Centres: For those who need to find a contact centre.