Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Summer Help Information

Summer Help Information

Who can help you during the Summer Holiday?

First Response: If you have a concern about a child or young person living in South Bristol then contact First Response on 0117 903 6444.

24 Hour Mental Health Helpline: If you or your loved ones feels unsafe, at risk or unable to cope without professional advice, the dedicated staff, will respond to your enquiries and arrange for trained mental health advisers and clinicians to help enable you to manage your difficulties. Call them on 0300 3031320 or download their App called Headspace.

Food banks: If you need help with food, there are a number of local food banks that you can go to for support. They are Counterslip Food bank on the Wells Road, 01275 833 377/07873169304. Victoria Park Baptist Foodbank, 079607 752 091 or email Square Food Foundation will continue to provide food to families during the summer holidays.

Nextlink: Nextlink provide support for women who have experienced domestic abuse and offer mental health support services and independent support for victims of rape and sexual abuse. Sarah Johnson is an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser who can also help and can arrange to meet somewhere confidentially to help. Next Link domestic abuse telephone help lines are open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday. 0117 925 0680. National Domestic Violence Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247. Local support: 07834126878  or email: Or download the App - Brightsky.

School Health Nursing NHS Team: If you need support for your child/young Person around anxiety, healthy eating, anger/family concerns, continence, sleep, physical health, friendships/bullying, or drugs, Alcohol & Smoking then contact the school nurses. Telephone 0300 124 5816 on Monday – Friday 9am - 4pm.

National Online Safety: Parents can access to support with parenting, mental health, well-being and other useful tips during self-isolation and government guidance. Website: des. General enquiries: Telephone: 08003688061.

Childline: A service available to all children to use for support on managing anxiety, domestic abuse, helping abuse, depression, boosting your mood and eating habits. Call 0800 1111.

Welfare Rights & Money Advice Service: Support for parents on debt, benefits advice and appeals. Confidential helpline. Benefits & general 0117 9851122. Debt 0117 9038358. Universal Credits: 08003285644. Email

Bristol Law Centre: Helping people access justice. Offer initial advice on most family law issues, including divorce & separation, domestic abuse, issues relating to children such as parental responsibility and arrangements, and some financial issues after separation. Telephone 0117 924 8662. Email Website

CHAS Bristol: For anyone facing housing problems or homelessness. Telephone 0117 935 1260. Email

Starline: If you are struggling with your child’s behaviour. Call 0330 3139162.

Shelter: Shelter can help people with bad housing or homelessness. Telephone 0344 5151430. Urgent help out of hours 0808 800 4444. Email

Missing Link: For those in need of mental health support, missing link has a women’s Mental health floating support service in Bristol. Telephone: 0117 925 1811. Email:

Bristol Mind: Could you benefit from understanding how to manage stress and anxiety during COVID -19? Or are you worried about something else? Bristol Mind’s emotional support helpline is open 7 nights a week, 7pm -11p. Telephone: 0808 808 0330. Website:

Bristol Sanctuary: The sanctuary is a safe space for you, for when you can’t cope any more or are feeling desperate and alone. Telephone: 0117 9542952/07709 295 661, 7 days a week, 4pm until 10pm.

Barnardos: If you are worried about a child or young person experiencing harm and increased adversity or are looking for advice and help. Telephone: 0800 157 7015, Monday – Friday 9am -9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am -6pm. Website:

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000.           

Cruse Bereavement Care: The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way we are able to grieve. You may be dealing with sudden loss or trauma and may be cut off from your usual support network. 0800 808 1677 (Mon – Fri 9 -5) .

Bristol Sanctuary Men's Advice Line: RESPECT run several services to support male victims and young people who use violence and abuse in their close relationships, for services across the domestic abuse sector and more broadly. 0808 801 0327 (Mon to Fri 9am - 5am).

Samaritans: If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do. Telephone: 116 123. Email: