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Parent Wellbeing

This area links  you to external websites offering a range of specific support; please see menu options on the left. Wendy Taylor is a registered domestic abuse champion, please contact the school if you need her support.

There are also some useful resources listed below which offer wellbeing tips and support to families

This page will be updated regularly. As always, if you are a family in crisis or need support from school, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

There are also outside organisations that are able to you, each one can give you advice on support on their specialised areas.

Organisation  What they do


Citizens Advice

Can provide advice on the following topics:

  • Benefits
  • Work 
  • Debt and money
  • Consumer 
  • Housing 
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Law and Courts 
  • Health
0800 144 8848
Debt Advice Services Can give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online. 0808 808 4000
Helping Hand Bucks County Council has a dedicated Helping Hand phone line for households worried about food or warmth over the winter season. They will ask questions about your circumstances so that they can provide the best advice and help.  01296 531 151

You can use this website to find your nearest foodbank.

Shelter Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support, and legal services. 0808 800 4444
MIND We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 0300 123 3393
Samaritans They are there day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. 116 123


Chiltern Wood School Parents’ Wellbeing Charter

This charter has been drawn up with the following principles in mind:

  • Take care of yourself
  • Take care of others
  • Take care of this school

Everyone within the school community has a responsibility to consider the impact s/he makes on themselves, others, and the school environment, through the decisions they make.


Parents have the right to …

  • Peace of mind that their child is being kept safe and that wellbeing is the school’s highest priority
  • Clear communication about what their child will be learning over the coming half-term or term
  • Clear communication about what their child has learned through the home school diary and reports, including photos to ‘paint a picture’ of life at school
  • Face to face meetings as often as practical
  • Opportunities to discuss their child through termly parents’ evenings, an annual review and as often as necessary informally through phone calls


Parents are responsible for …

  • Being an active partner in communication with school, responding to messages in the home school diary or via Dojo
  • Attending parents’ evenings
  • Attending professionals’ appointments to get the most expert advice for the children and young people
  • Communicating any significant changes to staff
  • Following school policy with regard to sickness and absence

Support and Resources for Schools and Families in Buckinghamshire

These links will assist if looking for support, whether it is financial, social or emotional, there are a variety of services available locally and nationally to help you.  Whilst every care is taken to ensure these pages are current and appropriate please let us know if you find any errors.

We appreciate any feedback or new information of partners and agencies that may pop up, please email


Helping Hand:  To help individuals or families in need, those on low incomes and those who are experiencing a financial emergency or crisis

Money and Benefits: Money and benefits | Family Information Service (

Bucks Family Information Service: Family Information Service | Buckinghamshire Family Information Service

Food Bank Vouchers and Referrals: Speak to your Children’s Centre, Health Visitor or Social Worker or see guidance HERE  or speak to your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Free Government Food Vouchers: Buckinghamshire Emergency Support Scheme.

UK Bill Help:

Family Fund:

Action For Children, Bucks:

Max Card:

Benefit and Grant Calculator:

Money Saving Expert:

Energy Bill Support Scheme:

Help with Energy Bills:

Money Helper:




Healthy Living Centre  

Fare Share:  

Buckinghamshire Disability Service:  

Transforming Lives for Good – Make Lunch:

Trussell Trust: Trussell Trust

Connection Support:           01296 484322

Salvation Army:  

Olio Food Sharing:  

Joseph Rowntree Foundation:  

Family Lives:  

One Can Trust:  

Bootstrap Cook:  

Budget Food Ideas:  

Meal Planning:  

Empower to Cook  


Refugee Support

Refugee Council  

Refugee Action  

Amnesty International  

Community Impact Bucks  

Ukrainian Institute  

Refugees at Home  


Heart of Bucks  

Helping Hand for Ukraine:  

Helping Hand: Support for Afghanistan:  

Settling in Buckinghamshire: Information for Afghan migrants:  

English Language Support:  

Wycombe Refugee Partnership:  

Marlow Ukraine Collective

Marlow Refugee Action:  


Gypsy, Roma Traveller

Roma Support Group:

Traveller Movement:

Friends, Families & Travellers:

Travellers Times:  

Friends, Families and Travellers

Community Hubs & Foodbanks


Aylesbury and Various Support Links:

Southcourt Baptist Church:

Aylesbury Vineyard - Make Lunch, Storehouse clothing and furniture & foodbank:

Aylesbury Foodbank:


Esquires Coffee shop and Church on Berryfields have partnered together to provide a Berryfields Foodbank. This is a distribution point of the Aylesbury Foodbank and follows their Trussell Trust voucher procedure for people in crisis.

Open every Monday 10:30-12 and Thursday 2-3:30. During those times if you are in a financial crisis then you can come to receive a food parcel. People can also donate (non-perishable) food & toiletry items during those times. If you need to contact us:   07919 332859


Wendover Free Church:


Milton Keynes Foodbank:


Buckingham Parish Church:


St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Buckingham: Provides food for those in need living north of Winslow


Thomas Hickman's Charity: 14 Bourbon Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2RS, 01296 318500

Offers small grants to Aylesbury Town residents in need; applications can be made by families to cover expenses such as uniform, school shoes etc.


Youth Concern will only help young people under the age of 25 with a connection to Buckinghamshire. They will be provided with a hot meal as well as shelter and advice.


Aylesbury Homeless Action Group:      01296 435026

Bernie the Bernwode Bus:

Bicester Foodbank:

Buckingham Parish Church:



Chiltern & South Bucks


Chesham Community Fridge:

Chesham Food Bank:

Kings Church, Amersham, Make Lunch, baby baskets, dad’s support and furniture project.  Call 01494 431882. Bags of food, fruits, and more is provided from the church.

Chiltern Foodbanks: 

Hope Church, Beaconsfield:

Slough Foodbank:

St George’s Church, Little Chalfont – Thursday lunch


St Michael & All Angels church in Beaconsfield:  07584 637697

Denham One Can food bank:    07584 637697

Chiltern Trussell Trust food bank is located at 71 Broadway, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1BX, and telephone is 01494 775668.


  • Calvary Parish, Community Suite, Church Of England Primary School, Orchard Paradise, Berryfields, Aylesbury HP18 0WS.
  • 71 Broadway, Chesham HP5 1BX is open from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
  • The King’s Church, Raans Road, Amersham, provides a parcel of food on Monday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • St George’s Church is open on Thursdays. The address is White Lion Road, Little Chalfont HP7 9LW.


The Baby Bank (Windsor):

Food Share Maidenhead:




Wycombe Food Hub:

High Wycombe Society has free food or meals for older residents, such as pensioners, from the Pop-In-Centre. The charity also runs a furniture project, provides financial aid (which can be used for buying food or groceries) and other help. Find more information on support from High Wycombe Society and how the charity can assist.

Maidenhead foodbank:

One Can Trust: One Can Trust has operates a foodbank based in High Wycombe, serving the Wycombe and Marlow area. They work with almost 100 front line agencies who refer people for food aid:

St John the Baptist Church, Little Marlow:    07584 637697

Wycombe Homeless Connection:

Holy Trinity Church, Prestwood:

Buckinghamshire Food Partnership:

Money and Budget Advice

Money and benefits | Family Information Service (


Support and General Advice




Autonomous sensory meridian response on BBC R1

Our Time | For children of parents with a mental illness


Apps Available

  • #stayalive - a suicide prevention resource full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis
  • Aura – Personalised meditation
  • Blueice – for managing emotions
  • Bright Sky - support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship
  • Calm – Meditate, sleep, relax
  • Calm Harm - help teenagers manage or resist the urge to self-harm
  • Catchit – Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently
  • Chillpanda – Breathing techniques to help you relax
  • Clear Fear - help children and young people manage symptoms of anxiety
  • Combined Minds - help families and friends provide mental health support
  • Couch to 5K – fitness and motivation
  • Cove – Create Music to reflect emotions
  • Daylight - provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety
  • Daylio Journal – this journal can help reduce anxiety and promote mindfulness
  • Elefriends - a supportive online community from the mental health charity Mind (over 17s only)
  • eQuoo – emotional fitness game
  • Feeling Good: Positive Mindset – Uses audio tracks to help relax your body and mind
  • Google Translate – web page to enable translation of any language
  • Headspace - mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep
  • iTranslate - write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
  • Liberate Meditation - meditation app that offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations and talks that have been curated for the BAME community
  • Mind Shift - designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety
  • Mood Tools - designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery
  • My Possible Self - monitor your feelings and recognise any patterns or triggers in your behaviour
  • Recovery Record - the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders
  • Rise Up - for people struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image
  • Sam - to help you understand and manage anxiety
  • sayhi - Have a conversation in two languages and easily understand each other.
  • Silver Cloud - supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for mental and behavioural health issues
  • Sleepio - sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep
  • Smart Recipes - from Change4Life is an easy way of helping you prepare tasty, healthier meals
  • Streaks- a to-do list that helps you form good habits
  • Student Health App – information for students
  • Text Grabber - Scan and translate any printed text from image
  • Thrive – Use games to track your mood and teach yourself methods to take control of stress
  • Unmind - a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing
  • Worry Tree – help to manage worries with CBT