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We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps even isolated from friends, family and others that we know are vital to keeping ourselves mentally healthy. It may even be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well.

There are things we can all do to look after our wellbeing during this time. Here, we are gathering the information, links and resources that can help keep you informed and help you stay healthy.

For general coronavirus guidance, check with the NHS and Government.

At Rastrick High School we take Mental Health very seriously and understand the complexities of this topic and how the current situation with Coronavirus may be affecting students and their families. We have dedicated resources avaailable for you.

At Rastrick High School we believe Mindfulness to be a valuable asset for all our students to develop throughout their time at our school. On this page you will find useful resources that aid you to develop your Mindfulness which may be very useful to you and your families throughout these difficult times.

At Rastrick High School we take Online Safety very seriously. At this time you may be online more than ever and our Online Safety page offers lots of information and guidance for Online Safety related topics along with dealing with Online Safety Incidents.

Support quick links

There are still several agencies operating that offer support for parents/carers and students for anything you may need.

Click here for the Calderdale Childrens Social Care


Click here for the Kirklees Childrens Social Care


Click here for the NSPCC


Click here for the Kirklees Covid-19 community Pack


Click here for Listening Line


Click here for Kooth


Click here for resources provided by Camhs for Parents/carers and Students
Click here for support for young people who have experienced bereavement


Telephone numbers

Calderdale Childrens Social Care – 01422 393336 Out of hours – 01422 288000

Kirklees Childrens Social Care – 01484 414960 Out of Hours  – 01484 414933

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Healthy Minds Calderdale – 01422 345154

Text message service – Healthy Futures Calderdale

ChatHealth: an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service for school-aged children and their families in Calderdale.ChatHealth is brought to you by Healthy Futures Calderdale, and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about physical health or emotional wellbeing.

Access the service: TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation.

From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, they have experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.