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Support in school

Alongside the day to day curriculum taught by dedicated specialist teachers and support staff are our intervention team who can support students when they need that little bit extra. Their role is very varied and interventions can be short term for example on personal hygiene or following a bereavement or longer term support for speech and language development, worries or self-regulation.  This is not an exhaustive list and our skilled team endeavour to work with parents, carers and young people to devise interventions that work for them. 

Where students need more support we sign post parents and carers to other services for support. 

All school staff work closely with the children and young people in the Riverside community, ensuring that they are role models, promoting self-esteem and giving the students the building blocks to which they can lead a fulfilling and balanced life.


Parents and Carers

If you require help and support from the pastoral team within Riverside School for your child’s mental health and wellbeing, please contact your class teacher in the first instance. Additional to the support that we offer within school, we may also discuss and signpost families to external agencies for additional support.  

  • 0-25 team (01482) 394000
  • Early help (01482) 391700
  • Future Plus (for students aged 17 and 3 months or over)
  • School Nursing Service (Interactive website for children and parents) 
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) 
  • Children’s Centre 
  • Local GP


East Riding of Yorkshire council offers an employee assistance program which provides support in a number of areas; including finance, anxiety, bereavement and stress.  

The Employee Assistance Programme partner, Vivup provides a 24/7/365 telephone support service (Tel 01252 784540) offering confidential help and advice to staff on any personal issues they are facing.

Vivup also offers access to a range of blogs, podcasts and self-help books focusing on stress and anxiety management that are free for all council employees and managers, including:

  • Stress: self-help audio book
  • Mindfulness podcast
  • Work-life balance podcast

You are also able to access this support online at


Further Information

It's important to look after your mental health, as you would look after your physical health. Your state of wellbeing affects how you cope with stress, relate to others and make choices. It also plays a part in your relationships with your family, community, colleagues and friends. 

Further information to help you understand mental health can be found by following this link:

Further Online Resources and Support:


Barnados -

Youth and Family Support -

Children's Centres -

Young Minds -


Anna Freud -


NHS Mental Health -


Childline - Confidential Listening 24hrs, Contact No. 0800 1111


NSPCC - helpline on 08088 005000 or


Students Against Depression – Resources to Help Move Away From Depression (11+)