Support for Families

Local Support Networks:

At St Mary’s we work alongside lots of agencies and groups who offer support to children and families. Some of this support takes place in school and some in the local community. If any of these agencies are of interest you can get in touch with them directly or come into school and we can help you to make a referral.

- Younger Mind - Younger Mind offers emotional support to young people - Service available in school

- Cheshire Young Carers - Support for children in a caring or supportive role

- Cheshire Buddies - Support for disabled children and young people

- Friends for Leisure - Helping disabled children and young people in Cheshire East enjoy friendship and leisure

- Primary Respect - Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service - Service available in school.

- The Dove Service - Bereavement Support

- Visyon - Emotional Health and Wellbeing

- CLASP - Support for lone parents and single parent families

- CAMHS - Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS  have provided us with a list of useful wedsites and Apps relating to a variety of Mental Health concerns. The list can be found HERE.

- Education Welfare Service - Attendance and Punctuality

- ChECS - Cheshire East Consultation Service

- Family Information Service - informaton on services in Cheshire East, regionally and nationally

- NSPCC Schools Service 

- NSPCC - PANTS! - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

- ChildLine 

- Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub - 03001235101

- Operation Encompas 

- CEOP - Online Safety

- School Nursing Team

- EACH - 0808 1000 143 - a free phone helpline for children experiencing homophobic bullying. Open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

- Parentline Plus – 0808 8002222 – a free 24hr phone helpline for anyone caring for children or textphone 0800 783 6783 for the deaf or hard of hearing

National Support Networks:

Alcoholics Those who are on a recovery programme.
Tel: 0161 624 2815
Alcoholics Anonymous Tel: 0161 236 6569 / 0151 709 2900
National Tel: 0845 769 7555
Alanon & Alateen For relatives and friends of problem drinkers.
Tel: 0207 403 0888
Alcohol - Wirral Services Tel: 0151 647 4999
AIDS/HIV For people living with it, their family and friends.
Tel: 0151 647 9124
National Helpline: 0800 567 123
Alzheimers Society For people with dementia, their families and carers.
Helpline (Mon-Fri, 08:30-18:30): 0845 3000 333
Bereavment Befriending service for those affected by the death of a child.
Tel: 0800 282 986
Bereavment - Cruse Tel: 0870 167 1677
Rainbows Help for children who have been bereaved through parental death, separation, divorce, and any other loss.
Tel: 0161 485 3572 / 01625 428498
Seasons for Growth Grief Education Programme.
Tel: 0151 652 1281
Caritas - Social Action Tel: 0207 901 4875
Crossroads Support for Carers.
Tel: 01625 511 044
National No: 01788 573 653
Catholic Childrens Society Help for families and children in need.
Tel: 0151 652 1281 / 01928 581459 / 01952 292888 / 0161 998 8802
Catholic Association for Racial Justice Tel: 0208 802 8080
Childline Tel: 0800 1111
Single Catholics Support for single Catholics in their 20's and 30's
Tel: 07950 202 205
Child Protection Support for children and vulnerable young adults. Private and confidential.
Diocesan No: 0151 562 9855
Mobile: 0771 512 518
Counselling Marriage care.
Tel: 01743 245491 / 01270 879911 / 01925 635448
General Counselling Reach: 0151 737 2121
Compas: 0151 708 6688
Couple Councelling Relate: 0870 240 4246
Deaf Pastoral Service available by Direct Line and Typetalk.
Tel: 0161 406 0418
Domestic Abuse Support for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
National No: 0808 2000 247
Drug Abuse Parents Against Drug Abuse
Tel: 08457 02386

Drug Service information and advice helpline, available 24hrs a day.
National No: 0800 776 600
Wirral: 0151 604 7330
Debtline National No: 0808 8084000
Eating Disorders Youth Help: 0845 634 7650
Adult Help: 01603 621414
Elderly Age concern:
National No: 020 8765 7200
Free-phone helpline: 0800 00 9966
Gamblers Anonymous Tel: 0161 976 5000
National No: 0207 384 3040
Gay and Lesbian Support for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families.
Tel: 0845 660 6000
Life Support in pregnancy. Pro woman / Pro Child / Pro Life
National No: 0800 915 4600
UCM Tel: 0151 513 9156 - A Blyth
SVP Tel: 01270 764673 - R Sutton
Marriage Preparation Engaged Encounter:
Tel: 01625 428498 

or contact your parish Priest or the marriage and family life co-ordinator:
Tel: 0151 691 2811
Marriage Marriage Encounter:
Tel: 01625 428498

Marriage and Family Life Co-ord
Tel: 0151 691 2811

Catholic Resource Enquiry Ctr
Tel: 01692 402398

Retrouvaille - A lifeline for troubled marriages:
Freephone: 08000 327858
Mental Health MIND: 08457 660 163
Young Minds Parents Provides information and advice for anyone with concern about the mental health of a child.
Tel: 0800 0182 138
Missing Persons Helpline National No: 0500 700700
Natural Family Planning Tel: 0115 877 8310
NSPCC For the protection of children.
Tel: 0800 800 5000
One Parent Gingerbread.
Tel: 0800 018 4318
Parenting Parentline Plus: 0808 800 2222
Marriage and Family Life Co-ord: 0151 691 2811
Samaritans Tel: 0845 790 9090
Seperated and Divorced National No: 0113 2640 638
Beginning Experience: 01945 246 542
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Tel: 0207 091 7091
Suicide / Despair Papyrus supports parents anxious about children committing suicide
Freephone: 08000 684141
Helpline: 0870 170 4000

Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8AD

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174
admin@stmarysrc.cheshire.sch.uk