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Advice for Parents

In this section of our website parents will find information about services provided by outside agencies. Click on the links to be directed to their websites.

Beacon Counselling Support for Parents and Carers

Beacon offers support to adults, so if, as a parent, you are struggling to cope with the challenges life is throwing at you, you might like to contact them. They can help with a wide range of concerns including: Difficulties in relationships, Anxiety, stress or depression, Feeling overwhelmed or out of control, Loss or bereavement, Stress at work, Problems in managing your emotions.

No matter how trivial or traumatic your issue may seem, your counsellor will listen, respect and value you as a person. We offer a confidential and well-established service from a number of different locations. Appointments are available weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Telephone: 0161 285 1827

Domestic Abuse - Stockport Without Abuse

Domestic abuse is about how people use their power to control someone in a relationship – it can involve physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as ‘honour-based’ violence. It is rarely a one-off incident and tends to get worse over time. Stockport Without Abuse offer therapeutic help for individual children between the ages of 4 – 18 who experience domestic abuse. Support is offered to children and young people who are currently living with domestic abuse and thosewho have been subject to domestic abuse in the past and are still currently affected by what they have witnessed. A young person, a family member or friend or any professional can make a request or referral for SWA support or workshops. More information can be found on their website.

Telephone: 0161 477 4271
Twitter: @StockportSWA

Educate Against Hate 

This DfE website offers advice, support and resources for parents and teachers who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation.  It is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre and other organisations who have contributed resources.

Free School Meals 

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income related Employment Support Allowance or the Guarantee part of Pension Credit or if you have an annual income (as assessed by the HM Revenue & Customs) of less than £16,190 each year (but not Working Tax Credit) you will be eligible for Free School Meals.

Once you have completed the application form, post it to the Free School Meals and Clothing Grants Team, PO Box 70, Stockport, SK1 3ZY; or take it into the Stockport Direct Centre located at Fred Perry House, Edward Street, Stockport; alternatively we would be happy to post it on your behalf. You do not have to send in proof of your qualifying income as the local authority will verify your claim with the Department of Work and Pensions.

If you require further information you may telephone the Benefits Section on 0161 217 6015 or e-mail here.

If you do require any support in completing forms, or obtaining forms for Free School Meals, any of our officeteam would be more than happy to help you with this.

Young Minds is a charity supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing