Support Over Christmas

Need advice over the Christmas period, here's how.

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The college will be shut from 2pm on Friday 22nd December and will not re-open to students until Monday 8th January 2018.

In the meantime, if anyone who is concerned about a child or young person who lives in County Durham can call First Contact at Durham County Council Children’s Services on 03000-267-979 or 0191-383-5752.

Useful contacts:


Helpline:  0300 123 3393

Text:  86463



08457 90 90 90 (charges apply)




Helpline: 0808 800 5000




ChildLine: 0800 1111: get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online.



PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Callers can also contact national UK charity Papyrus on 0800-068-4141. It is open Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm and weekends from 2pm to 5pm.

You can also text on 07786-209697and e-mail

Calls are free from BT landlines.

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