Hockliffe Lower School


Support Information for young people and families

Please see information below of services available to support pupils and their families:

If you are concerned about the immediate health or safety of a child you can contact:

YOUNGMINDS Crisis Messenger


Call 111 Option 2 – 24/7 ALL AGES

Young people can talk to a CAMHS professional

directly who can arrange additional support.


A CAMHS clinician will respond and they can also provide self- help resources and

psychoeducation. For enquiries, please call 01234 893362


Young people aged 11-19 can access support for their mental health and wellbeing from Kooth.

Kooth is free, safe and anonymous and is here to help and support young people with their mental health and is available 365 days a year.  Kooth offers more than just counselling, including Kooth magazine, forums, live discussion boards, journal, goals, and a mini activity hub.

How to sign up to Kooth! – Guide for signing up to Kooth

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy team of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust has launched a new online video presentation to help parents and professionals of children with a sensory challenge. The presentation enables parents and professionals to learn about sensory preferences, help with developing resilience using sensory smart strategies and how to adapt tasks to increase participation.

The video and accompanying material can be found here.

Special Educational Needs and Disability – Local Offer

The Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  

The aim of the local offer is to provide clear, comprehensive, and accessible information about support and opportunities available for children and young people with special educational needs in your area.

To ensure that the provision of services in education, health and social care are more responsive to local needs and aspirations of children and young people by directly involving them, their parents/ carers and service providers in its development and review.

Find out more about the Local Offer, run by the councils, in your area by clicking on the link below: