Here is the latest Newsletter from the Family Information Service. (click the image to open the Newsletter in full)
Might you need help?
Never be afraid to ask for help, prevent a problem from getting worse.
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.
Call 0300 330 1193 (calls are charged at a local rate)
No appointment is required in most cases; just visit our office during our opening hours to speak to an adviser.
Monday: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday: 3.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday: Telephone only/Appointments
Friday: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Address: The Parish Rooms, Welcome Street, Atherstone,
Warwickshire, CV9 1DU
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.
Family Information Service
Phone 01926 742274
This service offers lots of great support for families including most of the issues listed on this page. We have had many families in school receiving invaluable help from FIS.
National Domestic Violence
24-hour Freephone Helpline
0808 2000 247
If you're in immediate danger call 999.
Family Support Line
This family support duty line is for parents with any parenting issues (0-19 years 25 with additional needs. )You are able to speak with a family support worker Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm (excluding bank holidays)
The number is 01926 412412
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CAB along with other professionals such as health visitors,
GP and Job Centre can help families in need get food vouchers to access foodbanks.
Want to make your food go further look at this website
Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone.
Open 365 days, 24 hours. Call 116 123 for free.
Warwickshire Safe Havens – 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?
The Warwickshire Safe Havens offer out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 16+ in the Warwickshire area. Newtown Centre, Newtown Rd, Nuneaton CV11 4HG
Open 6pm-11pm, Thursday to Sunday.
Call: 07887 627524 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us on 0800 616 171 – a free 24/7 confidential helpline providing emotional support to residents of Coventry & Warwickshire.
Marmion House, Lichfield Street Tamworth
Staffordshire B79 7BZ
0121 643 1638
Improving Access to Psycological 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
Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service
Parents can confidentially contact this organisation on a dedicated parent/carer text number with any concerns about their child’s health and well being. The text number is 07520 619376 .
Early Help: Don’t forget if you come into school during term time we can organise an early help assessment which brings together professionals to support families with all types of issues including all those listed above. Speak to Mrs Taylor or your class teacher. It is a confidential support network for our families.