Please find below a list of useful links for guidance and support for families.
Click on the links below to access more information.
Practical advice and tips on supporting your child, from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services – https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/.
Resources and actions to help individuals feel happier, reduce and prevent mental ill health – www.actionforhappiness.org.
Counselling service for parents, children and young people – www.childline.org.uk.
Free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat-based services – www.kooth.com.
STEM4 aims to improve teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage – www.stem4.org.uk.
MindEd for families has online advice and information from trusted services to support understanding and help identify early issues and find best support for your child – https://www.minded.org.uk.
Parenting tips for all stages of your child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations. Practical advice and tips for positive parenting techniques that work well for children – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/.
Guidance and support in person and online – https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/our-work-and-impact/children-and-families/parenting-support/.
Parents’ Toolkit including stories, expert advice and fun activities that will help you support your child in a changing world – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znsmxyc.
Advice and guidance on rights and responsibilities, sources of support for all types of families – https://www.gov.uk/parental-rights-responsibilities.
Advice and top tips on the devices young people are using and the issues they may face – https://saferinternet.org.uk.
Guidance and practical advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep children safe on social media, in online games and around the web – https://www.internetmatters.org/advice.