The ethos of parenting provides a culture of safety, creating an environment of trust and cooperation where people can thrive. Where education opens opportunities and relationships are built with discipline and boundaries. We encourage people to understand their own value, grow in confidence, and develop self-efficacy.

This page has been designed by experienced teachers, parents, and professionals to provide help to the parents and carers of Trinity to strive for excellence in their approach to effective parenting.

Help Lines

NHS urgent help for mental health

Newcastle or Gateshead

Adults - 0800 652 2863 

Children and young people - 0800 652 2864 

Text number for people who are Deaf and/or have communication difficulties - 07919 228 548

North Tyneside or Northumberland

Adults - 0800 652 2861

Children and young people - 0800 652 2861

Text number for people who are Deaf and/or have communication difficulties - 07887 625 277

South Tyneside or Sunderland

Adults - 0800 652 2867 

Children and young people - 0800 652 2868 

Text number for people who are Deaf and/or have communication difficulties - 07889 036 280

Education Support helpline

08000 562 561

Available free to all those in education. When you call you’ll talk to a qualified counsellor. Educational support offer you immediate, confidential emotional support in education.

Wider support

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). 

You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk.

The Mix. 

If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (3pm–midnight every day), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.


If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.


If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email or text 07786 209 697.

Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside

In Newcastle, CRUSE TYNESIDE supports bereaved CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE and ADULTS free of charge.

Cruse exists:

  • To assist bereaved people and help them to achieve a sense of purpose for their future.
  • To offer training, support, information and publications to those working to care for bereaved people.
  • To increase public awareness of the needs of bereaved people through education and information services.
  • To promote high standards of bereavement care using trained volunteers supported by specialists in the fields of social work, welfare and mental health.


0191 276 5533



Useful Links

Emergency Services 

116 123

Counselling Directory

If U Care Share
Anonymous free text 24/7 - 85258

The Mix
Support for under 25s including 1-1 messenger chat and telephone number 0808 808 4994

Pre-16 Crisis Team Newcastle and Gateshead
0191 246 6913 or Freephone 0800 642 2864

Pre-16 South Tyneside and Sunderland
0191 566 5500 or Freephone 0800 652 2868

Post 16 Crisis Team Newcastle and Gateshead
0191 814 8899 or Freephone 0800 652 2863

Post 16 Crisis Team South Tyneside and Sunderland
0303 123 1147 or Freephone 0800 642 2867

Annafreud National Centre for Children and Families
+44 (0)20 7794 2313 or email

Mental Health Foundation

Childline Calm Zone
Calls free on 0800 1111

Young Minds

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide
01925 572 444

0203 984 9337

NHS Every Mind Matters

Positive Psychology

Young Minds

Action for Children


The Lily Jo Project

Mental Health and Well-being Apps: 

Chill Panda
An app to help you manage your worries through different breathing exercises.

Calm Harm
Designed for people who are trying to manage urges to self-harm.

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ACE Network

We were invited to attend the “Let’s talk about” podcast on the 6th of July 2020 by Children’s Emotional Language and Thinking “ (CEL&T), which was presented on their Facebook page “ACE network North East”, to discuss the recovery process after COVID 19. Topics around physiological barriers going back to education and using an understanding of neuroscience to support both teachers and students in their transition back were discussed. Following on from this, we have been welcomed back to discuss this further on the 3rd of August regarding successes and areas for further consideration.

Working Group

TANMAT have assembled professionals from around the North East to form a working group around Trauma. The members are as follows:

Chair: Karl Elliott- Lead for Parenting, Trinity Academy Newcastle Multi Academy Trust.

Karl has 16 years of experience in education, working with a wide range of age groups and abilities. He has recently achieved a Masters of the Arts in Education: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Inclusion, with a strong focus on the mental health and welling of children in education, with further training around a professional doctorate being developed. Through a trauma-informed approach, he aims to increase TANMAT’s nurturing approach through the use of recovery practices and an understanding of neuroscience.

Jane Pickthall - Head of The Virtual School for Looked After Children, The RHELAC Team

A nationally recognised professional Jane has developed the virtual school team to meet the needs of pupils with a history of adversity. She recently represented the National Virtual School as Chair of the National Association of Virtual School Headteachers at the Department of Education Committee enquiries and participated in a number of research projects. This has enabled her to draw on a wide range of research to provide timely and supportive systems for schools and across education provision.

Ms Sarah Martin- Denham, Senior Lecturer University of Sunderland:

Lead Author of the SENCO Handbook. Sarah is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Vice-Chancellor Teaching Fellow, and a Convenor of the Interdisciplinary Research Network for developing knowledge, understanding, and approaches of the impact of exposure to adverse childhood experiences. She has developed a particular interest in school exclusion and adverse childhood experiences.

Ms Ruth Whiteside: Director of CEL&T and Licensed EQ profiler in CEL&T:

Children Emotional Language and Thinking provide training focusing on how children communicate through their behaviour and how our responses send messages to children individually, collectively, and as a society. Ruth is an accredited Brain Profiler for Six Seconds delivering their programmes for CEL&T who are the preferred partner of this international organisation

Dr Carol Nixon, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist FCAMHS, Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, The Kolvin Service- Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Outpatient Service

Dr Nixon has 13 years experience of working within the field of adolescent forensic mental health. She regularly works with young people who present with high risk/high harm/high vulnerability and complex social and emotional needs. FCAMHS has worked with a number of our students and the service has provided support to the school in the form of trauma-informed care- psychological formulations and staff training.

In addition, different heads of schools from different sites have attended to discuss and debate the various challenges facing their provision.

So far these sessions have looked at a trauma-informed environment, recovery centres, SEND and trauma, and restrictive interventions. These groups have agreed to continue to meet to help TANMAT strive for excellence in what we can offer.

The Recovery Passport

In order to be proactive in supporting our students with their mental health and wellbeing, TAMNAT has developed” The Recovery Passport”. Through the use of this, we aim to help all our children and young people process any effects of the COVID-19 pandemic healthily, easing transitioning back into full-time education and helping them to strive to achieve their next steps. Please click the link to see the details around the passport.

Schools North East

TANMAT were invited by Schools North East to be part of a panel discussion on the 18th May 2020 around “ What are the challenges of the recovery curriculum as we return to school after COVID, and how should we plan to address them?” This involved discussing challenges facing schools in the north east from COVID-19, factors around a catch-up curriculum and the wellbeing/ mental health of staff and students on their return to education.

Following this, TAMNAT has been invited to present a TeachMeet session on the 15th of July from 6 till 7. This will be on "A trauma-informed approach to recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic”