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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.





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Information for parents/carers

Mental health is an everyday part of life. Children and teens have a lot to their shoulders and life can become overwhelming for them at times. At Beckfoot School, we care for your child and want them to be happy and ready for life in the world.

There may be times when you would like a little support with your child. Being a parent/carer comes with many challenges, and sometimes it is difficult to know what to do. The good news is that there is plenty of help and guidance around how do deal with life’s ups and downs - both for you and your child.

We care for your child, as do you, and working together with you is important to us. If you notice anything different about your child, or feel worried - you are not alone. We are always here to help in any way we can. You might just need some reassurance, input, or maybe you need to be pointed in the right direction for further support.

On this page, you can find a range of hand-picked resources that will help you support both your child's and your own mental health.


Qwell is a safe and confidential support space for the emotional wellbeing and mental health of adults. We've attached some documents that we think could be of use below.

About Qwell

How to sign up to Qwell

FAQs about Qwell

It’s okay to not be okay.

We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed or at risk of abuse, there are people you can call on for support.


Action For Happiness

Advice on positive parenting techniques.



Action for Happiness

Monthly action calendars.





Advice and support for parents/carers.


cruse yellowCruse Bereavement Support

Support for grief and bereavement.


First Response

NHS Service - Urgent help with your mental health.

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Speak to someone about your mental health.  


Mental Health Foundation 

Mental health and learning disabilities support.





A mental health charity. 




Advice for parents/carers regarding your child's mental health.

nhs mood newNHS: Mood Assessment

A mental health self-help tool.




Child protection charity. 



ppayrus newPAPYRUS

Youth Suicide Prevention Charity 


pace newPACE

Parents against Child Exploitation.




refuge newRefuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.  





Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.


sane newSANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

staying putStaying Put

Support for women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.




Parenting Smart - parenting advice from child mental health experts





 Stronger Families

Programme to help and support families across Leeds and Bradford: Employability & Skills Building, Health and Well-being and Financial Inclusion Support.     



Young Minds

A charity dedicated to children's mental health. 






Other useful links:

NHS: Talking To Your Teenager

Talking Mental Health With Young People

We All Have Mental Health

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