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Family Support

Hello, my name is Kay Cook and I am the Family Support Worker for Barrs Court Primary School.

My role is to support the children, their parents/carers and their families during their time with us.

I am here if you have any worries or concerns regarding your child that could prevent them from becoming a “CONFIDENT AND HAPPY LEARNER”.

Whether it concerns school, home or family life, I am available to listen.

You can contact Kay Cook through the school office on 01454 867799 or email at to make an appointment.


Useful websites: 

Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour  - Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles

Advice on healthy relationships - Click (

Help and advice for families with disabled children - Contact - for families with disabled children | Contact


Financial support/offers


Information on different ways of getting support with the cost of living rising Cost of living help | BETA - South Gloucestershire Council (


Household support fund | BETA - South Gloucestershire Council (


The government has provided funding for us to support people who are struggling to: buy food, pay energy bills, cover other essential costs linked to energy and wider essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets)



Young people’s mental health


Off The Record: Free, self-referral counselling service for young people age 11-15, who are experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety, phobias, self-harm, eating problems and/or anger. Young people can call, email or text, and services operate in Patchway, Kingswood and Yate. Also offer parent support groups and sessions. Can also see Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and up to date groups and activities.


Tel: 0808 808 9120. Text: 07896 880011. Website: Home - OTR ( Email:


Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people 11-18. Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm. On Kooth you can: Chat to our friendly counsellors; Read articles written by young people; Get support from the Kooth community; Write in a daily journal. Website: Home - Kooth


Childline: Free counselling via online webchat, and free support/advice available 24/7 via confidential helpline, and emails via the website. Tel: 0800 11 11. Website: Childline | Childline

Young Minds national charity offers confidential online and telephone information and support for anyone worried about the emotional, behaviour, or mental health of a child/young person up to 25 years of age, including ADHD, Autism and Aspergers. Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 Website: YoungMinds


Young Minds Crisis Messenger Service for free 24/7 support across the UK of you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258.



Adult mental health


South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies - Vitaminds: Therapeutic interventions including counselling and group courses, in line with people’s differing needs, age 16+. Self-referral via the website: Tel - 0333 200 1893



Get in touch

Barrs Court Primary School
Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

01454 867799