Support and guidance for families

Welcome to our wellbeing site which offers some information regarding wellbeing and bereavement. We are acutely aware that this is a difficult period of time for many families. This site has been designed to provide information and signpost families to specialist support if and when required.

At TeamTanfield we acknowledge the need for school and communities to support each other through another period of lockdown. We hope that you find this site informative.

There are many networks in place at school to support our students, one of which is our Educational Psychologist, Dr Cleland. Dr Cleland has produced a 30 minute video to help maintain family wellbeing during COVID and beyond.

This is advice for parents and carers.

Live Chat

Available Thursday 12th November, 7:15-8:00pm

Click the button below to open the chat.

Maintaining Family Wellbeing.mp4

The list of contacts below are for young people and families to access Local and National support.

In school, students have access to our school counselling service, students can self refer or speak to a member of staff in school who will do this for them. We also have a Google Classroom, the link is: lpccprx. Lynsey Todd is our school counsellor, working every Thursday and Friday.

We also promote Kooth which may be a preferred option for students. This is an anonymous online service. The link to the Kooth website can be found below.

Autumn newsletter 20-10.pdf


If your family have experienced bereavement recently, you may wish to inform your child's Year Manager. They will ensure that your wishes and appropriate support for your child is in place at school.

There are no limits as to how long grieving should last. Many bereaved children can be supported by their family and school. Some children may need to access specialist services. I have included three links below which you may find helpful. At school we offer structure and flexibility, your input is also important so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

This short film highlights the different emotions explored through a number of young people's personal journeys of grief and loss. More importantly, the young people describe how they now continue their loved ones legacy after receiving much needed support from Cruse/Hope Again. This film aims to provide hope in grief to anyone who has experienced a bereavement.

The last thing which I wanted to remind you of was the importance of self-care.