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Support for Parents and Carers

Welcome to our Support for Parents and Carers information page.

Hopefully you will find lots of useful information in this section and guidance on several organisations and charities to support you at home.

We are continually adding and updating information on our website, so please refer back to this section regularly to access support.  


Embrace - Wigan and Leigh

Offering advice and support for people with disabilities and their familes including behaviour support, family support, out of school activities.

Telephone 01942 233 323 or email

Platt Bridge Community Zone, 81 Ribble Road, Platt Bridge Wigan WN2 5EG


Emotional Well-being:

Young Minds

Can support and advise young people and those who might be concerned about them :

Adults worried about a child :

General enquiries :

Telephone : 020 7089 5050 


Winston's Wish 

Bereavement support for children and young people

Our expert team at Winston’s Wish offer advice, guidance and bereavement support to children, young people and families before and after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one. Below you will find guidance on topics including talking to children about death, attending a funeral and coping with anniversaries. Also, we share our suggested reading list and activities to download, plus specialist advice for deaths by suicide, homicide and serious illness and advice on supporting children with SEND after a bereavement.

Winston's Wish - giving hope to grieving children (


Urgent mental help support 

If a young person needs urgent mental health support, young people or parents/carers can contact Wigan’s 24/7 mental health crisis line for free on 0800 051 3253. If a young person feels unable to keep themselves safe, they should be taken to A&E for urgent assessment.

Helplines provide trained listeners and often have other options for getting in touch, like email or web chat.


Samaritans operates a free-to-call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123 or email


Young people can also access online support outside of school there are also a number of services that are available  ,   0800 1111 or 24/7 text support service Text SHOUT to 85258.

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