We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Families should have access to active support and understanding.
As well as our core family support services offered through our helpline, we also work in many different areas and offering tailored support around issues such as bullying, special educational needs, and support for specific communities.
In Gloucestershire, we believe that families are best supported by those who are already working with them, with additional support from local partners arranged as needed.
Those who know the children and families are often best placed to open the support with the family but no practitioner can know/do everything to help a family. In Gloucestershire there are different options for supporting children, young people and families depending on the presenting needs and the levels of concern. Partners in the community can draw in help from a number of different sources to ensure that the children and families are getting the right support at the right time. Practitioners can use Gloucestershire’s Levels of Intervention to help identify the level of concern. This can be accessed by clicking HERE.
To discuss an Early Help referral in principle, please call 01452 427362.
Advice, Guidance and Support: Services that will support Practitioners and those working with children and families to best help families. They can provide a wealth of tools, information, and training; and support Practitioners to write Plans, Assessments, gather the voices of children for family meetings, as well as help understand risk and safeguarding.
Targeted Family Support: Services that work directly with children and families, alongside those professionals and agencies already involved, to complete specific pieces of work identified for a specific period of time. This could be helping parents manage challenging behaviour, writing a holistic assessment to understand complex and multiple needs, delivering parenting strategies and skills, and helping a child or young person develop their boundaries and routine, amongst many other tasks.
Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers. We also speak to professionals who may want to know more about self harm.
The service is able to support anyone living within Gloucestershire, and you can contact the service by telephone, text or webchat during our opening hours, every day 5pm to 10pm. The helpline provides: confidential emotional support and information; support and understanding during a crisis; promotes coping strategies and self-management to help you work towards your recovery.
Mental Health Support
We are a specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. We see children and young people up to 18 years of age when they find it hard to cope with their feelings.
It is quite common for everyone to feel stressed, anxious, down or angry from time to time but sometimes these feelings can be overwhelming and just won’t go away. Usually children and young people referred to us will be experiencing emotional wellbeing problems that significantly affect their ability to cope with normal stresses and demands of life.
In addition, we will also help with other problems such as developmental disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, attachment difficulties, infant mental health problems, conduct disorders or when a young person is at risk of harming themselves.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.
Childline is yours – a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Think u know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Online child protection support
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.
In danger? Shake your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly. Three alert types – Personal, Stealth, and Deterrent – allow you to choose an alert setting appropriate to your specific needs.
Meeting someone? The Meeting Timer gives you extra protection when you are going to a dangerous meeting or are meeting someone new. Simply enter descriptive information and the duration of the meeting. When the meeting time has expired an alert will automatically be raised.
Traveling? The Journey feature allows you to notify your friends, family, and co-workers of your movements while traveling. Enter your start and end point, and an SMS & email will be sent to your emergency contacts when you’ve started and safely completed your journey.
Talk to Frank
Information on different types of drugs and also how to access supoprt
Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood. That’s why we’re here and that’s what drives all of our work. But it’s only possible with your support.
A guide to different types of APPs or websites that young people might use.
CAP Life Skills
CAP Life Skills is a friendly group that gives people the confidence and decision making skills they need to survive life on a low income. We teach people practical money saving techniques, such as cooking on a budget, living healthily on less, and making your money go further.
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Gloucestershire Young Carers supporting the ‘young’ in young carer
Providing a range of services for young carers and their families.
Tel: 01452 733060
Teens In Crisis
Counselling Support for Young People and Parents
Young Peoples Mental Health
Free confidential online support for Parents
Worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health? You’re not alone.
Call the YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)