In these trying times of COVID 19 where normal support mechanisms are not available at school we can offer you access to the following:

Domestic Abuse Service


  • Rochdale Victim Support: Support for  male and female victims, currently offering telephone support including safety planning: Call 07944 665 212 or email
  • Safenet: Refuge (women only) and Outreach support (men and women). Accepting referrals to both services, currently offering telephone support and safety planning for outreach: to refer call 0300 303 3581
  • Rochdale Connections Trust: Support for victims, children and male perpetrators who want to address their behaviour), group-work cancelled, office open and accepting referrals: call 01706 345 111
  • Rochdale Women’s Welfare: Office currently closed – will be reviewed next week
  • Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm 0161 636 7525




  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247
  • Karma Nirvana-Honour Network Helpline: For forced marriage and “honour” based abuse 0800 599 9247
  • Broken Rainbow: helpline for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans victims 0300 999 5428
  • Men’s Advice Line: helpline for male victims 0808 801 0327
  • Respect: National helpline for perpetrators who want to change their behaviour  0808 802 4040
  • Childline: Helpline for children and young people 0800 1111



From Monday 23rd March Rochdale Foodbank will only open Monday – Friday 12noon -1pm. We are unsure how long these hours will be in operation but will of course keep you informed.

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health


Kooth is:
• Safe, confidential, anonymous
• Free at the point of need
• Available through a smart phone, tablet or computer
Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health. Kooth integrates with face-to-face local services to ensure a seamless transition for young people.
XenZone’s team of accredited counsellors, therapists and support workers provide guided, outcome-focused help for each individual.
XenZone works with local authorities, CCGs, mental health trusts, charities and other organisations to provide early intervention support with clear escalation and de-escalation pathways.
We take safeguarding and clinical governance extremely seriously. The safety and well-being of our users is of our upmost priority.



Emotional health and wellbeing support only available currently by calling 0161 716 2844

Staying Safe Online

We have come across an app this morning called ‘zipit’ which enables young people to respond with a funny comeback via GIF’s predominantly if someone is requesting/pressuring them to send nude images. It is available on Android Smartphones and I Phones via Google Play and the Apple app store and is free to download.

Obviously this does not replace any safeguarding processes where applicable but is good to help empower young people to navigate this particular minefield.


Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Childrens Partnership

Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) 0300 303 0440  out of hours emergencies 0300 303 8875 or email:


In this crisis, teens and young adults sent home from college pose different challenges for families than young children who need to be occupied and reassured. For starters, families are reporting problems persuading their older children to comply with social distancing rules. Combine the teenager’s innate sense of invulnerability, their intense focus on peers, and the fact that the virus is less likely to harm them, and you may get a lot of pushback.

This week on we talk to our experts about this and other issues affecting teenagers and young adults, including those who are depressed or anxious, disappointed about missing important milestones in their lives and worried about their futures.

And in another new piece we offer steps you can take to ensure your own well-being during this crisis — self-care that will benefit your whole family by helping you stay strong.
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Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults in the Coronavirus Crisis – Tips for parents with older children at homeREAD MORE 

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus – For parents, prioritizing your own well-being benefits your whole family – READ MORE 

How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns – Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize unhealthy thinkingREAD MORE 

Tips for Communicating With Your Teen – Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky ageREAD MORE 

The Power of Positive Attention – How to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behaviorREAD MORE 

Helping our community cope. Support for families and isolated/older people – READ MORE

Early Break

In reponse to COVID-19, we are now offering support to young people affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse and/or parental imprisonment.  As part of our family services we are offering support to children and young people who are being affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse.
In addition, we are also providing support to young people who have a parent in prison. If you know a young person affected by these issues please contact your local team on the numbers below.

BURY: Julie 07732685461 / Vicky 07702812998
ROCHDALE: Ashleigh 07714246381 / Gemma 07732685456
BOLTON: Gemma 07732685456 / Denise 07841151835
SALFORD: Shauna 07808028077 / Amy 07841362469
TRAFFORD: Jessica 07732685450 / Hannah 07724700233
HOLDING FAMILIES+: Adebola 07872964407
(covering all areas) Georgina 07724700237






The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself