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John Gulson

Family Support Worker


Mr M Shebl is our Family Support Worker in school.

Our families are so important to us, we are a community, and we help each other out – this is one of the many beautiful things about John Gulson.

Mr Shebl is available to ensure families receive the right help at the right time. He is able to support with all sorts of things like, admission to school, sourcing uniform, signposting to supportive agencies, help with benefit advice, food bank, support signing up to APPs used in school, parenting support and lots more.

He is a friendly and supportive ear.

Mr Shebl also runs many events for families like stay and play for toddlers every Thursday 9-10 (pre school children and parents) parent / child events in school, adult education and sign posting / support with signing up to EAL classes.

If you require any support, please do ask for an appointment to see Mr Shebl, catch him on the gate or attend his weekly drop in session on a Wednesday afternoon along with Mrs Rashid.


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Sources of support for you

If you feel like you’re struggling right now, you’re not alone. We’ve gathered contact information for some helplines, so you know where you can turn to if you need some help. Remember, it’s ok not to be ok.Circles of support - Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Family life

Family Lives (support on any aspect of parenting and family life. Freephone) | 0808 800 2222 | |


Mental health

For you:

Samaritans (free) | 116 123 | |

Mind (calls charged at local and network rates) | 0300 123 3393 | |

If you’re worried about your child:

Young Minds Parents Helpline (free) | 0808 802 5544 |  


Domestic abuse

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (free) | 0808 2000 247 |

Men’s Advice Line (free) | 0808 8010 327 |

Galop (free, LGBT+) | 0800 999 5428 |

Coventry Haven        I 02476 444077  I


Alcohol, drugs and gambling

Drinkline (free) | 0300 123 1110

Drinkchat (calls charged at local and network rates) | 0300 123 1110 |  

Frank (for support around drugs and alcohol. Calls charged at local and network rates) 

| 0300 123 6600 |

National Gambling Helpline, run by Gamcare (free) | 0808 8020 133 |

Adfam (for families of those affected by drug, alcohol and gambling problems) | find local support on their website:

Coventry Change Grow Live     02476 010241                                                   



Coventry Foodbank      02476 993770  


Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope – Apps on Google Play

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing mental and emotional distress then please reach out for support through Hub of Hope.

Hub of Hope Apple App