March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To those of you who might be struggling, or supporting someone who is struggling, we just wanted to share some of the ways you can find support and information during this difficult time.   

Urgent Advice

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

Stay at home advice

  • Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre Tel: 01942 487764
  • Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight.                                    
  • Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind.
  • Mind Infoline has information on treatments and where to get help. It is open at different times for the holidays.
  • Mind’s A-Z of mental health information covers over 100 topics, including coping tips for a range of diagnoses, and ways that family and friends can support.       

What help could I get in a crisis?

I'm in crisis now and I need urgent help

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help:

If you need urgent support but don't want to go to A&E, you could:

Support Services for Pupils and Families

Name Role Contact Mobile  Contact Email 
Jo Robinson  Start Well Family Centre Manager  07855 506 301 
Beth Hughes  Senior Start Well Worker 07776 473 429
Nicola Lever Start Well Worker 07500 835 748
Diane Conroy  Start Well Worker 07500 835 759
Nicola Bamber Start Well Worker 07500 835 762
Louise Pennington  EY Outreach Worker 07824 452 017
Leanne Gaskell EY Outreach Worker 07917 560 749


Here’s a list of signposted providers that can offer counselling, coaching and other support that may help improve your overall wellbeing.

Stress & Anxiety



The Stress Management Society

The Big White Wall Support Network


Mental Health Matters

24 hour helpline 0800 1070160


NHS Live Well – Get Started

The Girl Can – Sport England

Living Streets

Swimming ASA

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Work / Life Balance

NHS Live Well – Work Place Health

Mental Health Foundation

Cycle Scheme

Home Life



Notational Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247


Childline 08001111


Your Body

NHS One Your Campaign

British Heart Foundation



NHS Live Well

NHS Smokefree

No Smoking Day


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