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Kids Matter Parent Workshops

Every 8 weeks we invite a group of parents into school to take part in our Kids Matter sessions. 


Parents have the opportunity to chat informally over a cup of tea and pastry about topics including routines, rewards, behaviour and love language.


Some of our parents said...

"Everyone is welcoming and it’s good to know other people who are going through the same thing as you and won’t judge you."


"This isn’t like any other parenting course. In these small sessions parents can open up and not be judged. They feel safe and we all share our parenting ideas. These sessions have been so helpful."


"Rachel Bird is super at explaining about each of the subjects covered. She is a very good listener and doesn't judge. The information and techniques I got from the course is fantastic."

Never be afraid to ask for help - it may prevent a problem from getting worse. Here are some helpful contact details you may find useful.


Finance, debt? 

Christmas is often a time of year where these issues arise.

The advice is always to tackle them as soon as possible,

the longer you leave them the worse they get.


The National Debtline can help you to understand what you’ve got, maximise your money and choose your debt solution.


Call them on Freephone 0808 808 4000 or visit their website

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice have over 20,000 highly trained volunteers supporting the delivery of their service. They can help with matters involving housing, benefits, work, furlough scheme and debt solutions.

Visit their Website -

Call 0300 330 1193 (calls are charged at a local rate)


Local Office 

Address: The Parish Rooms, Welcome Street, Atherstone,
Warwickshire, CV9 1DU

No appointment is required in most cases; just visit our office during our opening hours to speak to an adviser.

Opening Times

Monday: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Tuesday: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday: 3.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday: Telephone only/Appointments

Friday: 10.00am – 1.00pm

North Warwickshire Citizens Advice runs an outreach service on the third Tuesday of every month for help with most issues, including, benefits, debt, money, employment, housing, legal. Please contact us on 01827 712852 for an appointment. This is based on Coleshill Town Hall.

Children & Families Warwickshire - The Family Information Service


The Family Information Service provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including:

  • family relationships
  • finance
  • housing
  • parenting support
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • childcare
  • health and wellbeing

This service offers lots of great support for families including many issues not listed on this page. We have had many families in school receiving invaluable help from FIS. Get in touch to discuss your concerns:


Twitter: @WarksFIS

Facebook:  Warwickshire Family Information Service

Phone 08004081558

National Domestic Violence


Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone!

Domestic violence or abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Domestic violence can happen against anyone, and anybody can be an abuser.

For help, advice or just to talk contact their 24-hour Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247 If you're in immediate danger call 999.

Family Support Duty Line

Family support workers are available across Warwickshire to listen, support and offer advice and guidance to families and professionals. To speak to a family support worker over the telephone, call 01926 412412, Monday to Friday between 9am - 4pm. 


Cooking on a Bootstrap


Award-winning cookery writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe details her delicious and affordable recipes on her online blog. (many of which are vegetarian) Jack will show you how to work with what food you have in your cupboards and how to stretch it until payday. It also teaches us how to be less wasteful - showing us how we can make use of everything. 

To make your food go further and to learn some great new recipes, see Jacks website at



Samaritans work to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone. No judgement. No pressure. 

Open 365 days. 24 hours.

Telephone 116 123 for free.



Warwickshire Safe Haven – Mental Health Support


Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed or that things are too much for you? Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support? Are your usual sources of support closed?

Warwickshire Safe Haven offers out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 16+ in the Warwickshire area. Based at Newtown Centre, Newtown Rd, Nuneaton CV11 4HG
Open 6pm-11pm, Thursday to Sunday.
Call: 07887 627524 or email at:


For support any other time call on 0800 616 171 – a free 24/7 confidential helpline providing emotional support to residents of Coventry & Warwickshire.




Relationship advice?

   Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship. They provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.

   Tamworth Relate, Marmion House, Lichfield Street Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7BZ
   Tel: 0121 643 1638 Email:


Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)

The programme began in 2008 and has transformed the treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England. IAPT is widely-recognised as the most ambitious programme of talking therapies in the world and in the past year alone more than one million people accessed IAPT services for help to overcome their depression and anxiety, and better manage their mental health.

Tel: 02476 671090 Website:



Compass - Connect for Health

(Your School Nursing Team) 


This service is here for all school-aged children (age 5 to 19, or up to 25 for individuals with SEND) and their parents/carers – regardless of whether they attend a mainstream school. Their team includes a range of healthcare professionals, who can offer you support with topics such as:

  • Healthy eating & Fussy Eating
  • Friendships, relationships & Emotional wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Sleep & Bed Wetting

Tel: 03300 245 204 Email:                                                                            Website: