Parent support for mental health issues

We not only support pupils with mental health but want to support parents and carers to support themselves.

We offer a range of services and support for parents and carers including training to be a mental health first aider- this is an accredited course and is delivered by our own staff.

We have also produced a parent support leaflet for the Dewsbury family of schools:


Please click here to see our work showcased by Leeds Beckett University:

If you have any concerns about yourself or your child in the first instance please contact either Kyrstie Stubbs (Principal) or Gail Swaine (pastoral Leader)- both of these members of staff are qualified in Mental Health First Aid and they can direct you to the support you may need.

We can offer a confidential meeting in a relaxed area of school and can help you find a way forward.

We have many support packages for both parents and children in our school community, some examples are listed below:

  • play therapy
  • parent and child workshops
  • counselling services
  • draw and talk therapy

We have also put together the following links which may support you in finding information:

Types of mental health problems:


Online confidential support for any problem you may have:

 How to seek help for a mental health problem:

 Supporting your child’s mental health


Parents survival guide

The following are local groups which may be able to help you:

Andy’s Man Club
  • A talking group which provides a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or are currently facing
  • Dewsbury Group – every Monday 7pm – Union House, 29 Union Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1AS.
 Community Links Engagement & Recovery Service (CLEAR)
  • Provides support for people in Kirklees with a range of mental health needs including dementia, to reach their goals and aspirations. And offers one to one support to help individuals to plan and take part in a wide variety of group activities.
  • Call: Dewsbury – 01924 465054
 Thriving Kirklees