If you are experiencing difficulties with family matters, finances, health or well-being, we are here to support you. We have trained staff that can advise and direct you to the appropriate place for extra support.

We have included a list of groups below for your reference, or you can contact the school on 01326 373290 or email hello@penrynprimary.org and ask to speak to Miss MacLachlan, our Parent Support Advisor or Mrs Fox, our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Family and children’s support
Early help hub - The ‘front door’ to Early Help services led by Cornwall Council and Cornwall Foundation Trust.

Staff within the Early Help Hub will decide whether the child/young person is eligible for support and which service is most appropriate. This can include support from health visitors, school nurses, family workers, youth workers and other specialists teams.

Outlook South West - provides primary care mental health services to people aged 16+ who are registered with a GP surgery in Cornwall.

Mind Cornwall - For better mental health.

Young people Cornwall - engages, inspires and supports young people across the county, with youth work that makes a difference.

Invictus Trust Cornwall - supports families whose children need advice and guidance with their mental health.

Kooth – your online support for children from the age of 10, with their mental health and well-being.

Man Down - supporting men’s mental health. Groups are held throughout Cornwall.

We are With You - is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

Your Voice Cornwall - Supporting Women's Mental Health - To find out more and find your nearest group, go to the Facebook page or email on yourvoiceconrwall@outlook.com

Al-Anon - Provide support for those affected by someone else's drinking. To find your nearest group Contact 0800 0086 811, visit the website or email helpline@al-anonuk.org.uk



Penhaligon’s Friends - changing bereaved children’s lives.

Cruse - Bereavement Support.


Domestic Abuse

First Light - Domestic abuse and sexual violence support for all.


Volunteer Cornwall - is a charity dedicated to building social capital and developing the wellbeing of individuals and communities in Cornwall.

Home-Start Kernow - offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the county of Cornwall who are going through a difficult time.

Intercom Trust - is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West.

Support within the community

Chaos Café - CHAOS offers people the opportunity to access an innovative day care service whereby they volunteer as part of a team in our cafe. As part of the opportunity we deliver problem solving activities, confidence building and support with budgeting and general life skills. If appropriate, people can access additional employability support.

The Dracaena Centre - A community hub based in Falmouth offering support in all areas of family life.

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