Useful Links

Useful Links

The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Multi-Academy Trust created in November 2013 and led by Howard of Effingham School, an outstanding school which is also a designated Academy Sponsor. Visit website

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Surrey Family Information Service - (Tel: 0300 200 1004)
All families with children and young people with a disability or special educational need can use the free, impartial information service.


Surrey Young Carers - (Tel: 01483 568269)
A younger carer is someone under the age of 18 who is caring for a family member 
or friend with a disability or a long-term illness.


Jigsaw (Tel: 01342 313895)
Supporting children through the loss of a loved one.


Surrey Helpline and Email Service for Teenagers - 'I need help' - (Tel: 0800 141 2055)

If you need to talk about exam stress, home problems, depression, relationships, bullying or anything else the service is 100% confidential and you will not be judged or criticised.


Heads Together Youth Information and Counselling Service - (Tel: 01737 378481)
Heads Together is open to all young people aged 14-24 for difficulties you may be having with parents or peer groups, sadness, depression, unhappiness, worries about school or concerns about sex or sexuality.  This is a free service.


Stonewall - (Tel: 0800 050 2020)
Supporting young people who are LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
or questioning their sexuality and/or gender.


Mermaids - (Tel: 0844 334 0550)
Family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.


East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS) - (Tel: 01737 771350)
Frightened, hurt, controlled, by a partner or family member, ESDAS will be able to help in complete confidence.  This service is for adults and young people.


'Catch 22' - (Tel: 01372 832905)
Surrey young people's substance misuse service for 11-21 year olds.


'Stop it Now' - (Tel: 0808 1000 900)
'Stop it Now' is a UK and Ireland campaign that aims to stop child sexual abuse by engaging with and supporting adults, families and communities and through research and speaking out.


ACT - (Tel: 01483 519606)
ACT is a local authority assessment, consultation and therapy service for children, young people and their families when there are concerns about the child/young person's sexually harmful behaviour.


Free online counselling for 11-25 year olds


Mindful -
Mindful is a new service for 11 to 17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and wellbeing.


The Mix -
Emotional support for young people.


Anxiety UK -
UK Charity providing information and support for people and families affected by anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 08444 775 774 (Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm).


B-eat (Beating Eating Disorders) -
Helpline and online information and support for people affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 0845 634 1414, Youthline: 0845 634 7650


National drug awareness campaign. Info on substances, treatment, support and the law.
Free information on drugs 24 hours a day: 0800 77 66 00


Samaritans -
Confidential support service in the UK 24 hours a day.
UK helpline: 08457 90 90 90


Mental health charity in England and Wales. 
MIND Info Line for confidential mental health information and support: 0300 123 3393


Young Minds -
The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing.  Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544


First Community Health and Care has recently launched a new way for young people to get advice and support about health related issues.  ‘ChatHealth’ is an award-winning school nurse messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (automatic bounce-backs respond to incoming messages out of hours).

A secure ‘app’ will be introduced later this year, enabling students to speak with a nurse by instant messages on smartphones after logging-in with a username and password.

The aim is to further improve access to healthcare for young people and to continue improving the quality and safety of the service.  Young people have helped develop the promotional material which we are using to advertise the service in our school.  The text number is 07507 329951.