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Useful Links for Families in Need

Remember, as a member of our St Richard's family you are never alone- we are always here to support you and your family.



The information and links below can offer support and advice if you are struggling 





The Samaritans are there to listen.

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Childline – 0800 111
Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness parental separation or divorce, pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect and psychological abuse.

Childline is yours - a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. They are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – 0808800500 
If you're worried about a child or young person, you can contact the NSPCC helpline for support and advice for free - call us on 0808 800 5000 or contact us online. Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves


Family pressures can sometimes be difficult to manage without emotional support and guidance to help. Many people feel confused by what information is available or struggle to access services close to home.

Our free FamilyLine service tackles these issues in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.



Wysa – talk to a penguin character, an emotionally intelligent chatbot that uses AI to react to your emotions!


Smiling Mind - This app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies. Learning about what’s happening in your body is one of the first steps of an authentic mindfulness practice.


Three Good Things: A Happiness Journal.- This app is simple and easy-to-use, helping children focus on the positive and recognizing what went well today. (Ages 6 and up.) Every child gets to list three things daily that went well, which begins to train their mind to look for things to appreciate and begin a gratitude practice. 



Togetherall  is an anonymous online community that supports adults who are experiencing anxiety.


Women’s aid We work to ensure women are believed, know abuse is not their fault and that their experiences have been understood.


Pet Bereavement

A beautiful story to help support anyone who has lost a treasured pet. Aimed for children, but I feel is suitable for anyone. I hope it is helpful 💕🌈❤️