Wellbeing Resources Zone
Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources for Children, Young People, Families and Professionals
As an adult it can be hard to know where to turn or what is available when it comes to supporting yourself or a child.
Below are a selection of resources to help.
Parent Helpline (Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
Speak to somebody about your concerns about your child's mental health.
Parentline: Family Support and Bullying Helpline
0808 800 2222
Support for any aspect of family life
Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline
0808 802 0925
Support and advice from anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work and sorting out maintenance
Helpline 0808 800 5000
If you are concerned about a child having been abused or risk of being abused.
Early years support for families you children under 5
A charity supporting vulnerable children and young people
Adviceline 03444 111 444 Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Free advice on a range of issues
Mental Health and Money Advice
0300 304 7000
Keeping Children Safe Online
Children's knowledge in this area is often much better than adults and it's important for parents to understand more about their child's online world.
Mental Health Resources
National charity supporting mental health
Depression and Anxiety
Eating Disorders and Self Harm
Parent Helpline - 0808 801 667
Helpline 0808 800 8088
Suicide and Psychosis
Papyrus - parents association for the prevention of young suicide.
Hopeline 0800 068 4141 10am-10pm
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Helpline 0300 111 5065 9am to 9pm
Alcohol and Substance Misuse
Families anonymous provide support for the families of drug users
Everything you ened to know about drugs
Support and advice for families where a loved one is struggling with addiction
Helpline 0800 0288840 9am-5pm
Advice for LGBT people
Advice and Support for families with an LGBT member
Supporting trans and gender diverse children, young people and families
Asylum and Refugee Support
Specifically focuses on providing safe housing for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees
UK LGBT immigration group supporting those seeking asylum. They offer legal advice to support through uncertain times
Therapeutic support for children and young people seeking asylum in the UK
Gypsies and Travellers
Gypsy and Traveller Support and Services
Advice on a range of legal issues affecting children and families
Advice on all aspects of the law relating to children and young people
Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
Information for professionals, parents and young people going through the family justice system.
Providing guidance and expertise on youth justice law to safeguard children's rights in the youth justice system. Free specialist advice.
A charity dedicated to supporting children and young people overcome challenges with a law from school problems to immigration status, to trouble with the police.
Protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow to transform society for every childhood
To prevent the sexual abuse of children by working with victims, perpetrators and organisations to protect children and young people
Supporting recovery from childhood abuse
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse
A project of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Advice and support for anybody concerned about a child or young person and information about different forms of sexual abuse.
Domestic Violence Support
Women's Aid Domestic Violence Helpline
0800 2000 247
0808 801 0327
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 999 5428
Parent led website and forum on supporting your special needs child in the education system and beyond
5 Things to Know Before Applying for an EHCP
Applying for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
Children with special educational needs and disabilities. (SEND) Extra Help - GOV.UK
National Charity supporting those with all neurological conditions
Children's communication charity supporting children's speech and language development.
Supporting children, young people and families affected by communication difficulties.
Supporting people with cerebral palsy
Royal Society for Blind Children
National Deaf Children's Society
Selective Mutism Information and Research
iSPeak - a voice for people with selective mutism
Sick Children's Support
For children affected by cancer
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Helping wishes come true for children with critical illnesses
Helping children, young people and families reach beyond the boundaries of serious illness to discover mischief, magic and new possibilities through transformative activity camps
Providing emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness
Enabling people with learning disabilities and autism to live the life they choose
National UK learning disability charity
Improving lives for people with learning disabilities and their families
A charity providing support and outreach to children affected by serious illness.
Providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents
Support for adopters parenting children with early developmental trauma and separation issues.
Information on the adoption support fund for adopters and professionals.
Advice line 0207 2845879
Education Advice Line - 0207 284 5879
Services for adopters, potential adopters and other permanent carers
PAC UK's service specifically for adults who were adopted as children
Supporting agencies and professionals working with looked after children
Highly specialised trauma services, training and resources to support children and families living with the long term effects of developmental trauma and supporting and enabling recovery.
Highly specialised trauma services for children, young people and families who have experienced developmental trauma and live with the effects. Also offers training and information for parents and professionals.
Professional Therapeutic Support
Websites have registers you can find an appropriate skilled and qualified practitioner to work with.
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK)
British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT)
British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH)
Association of Dance Movement Therapists (ADMT)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Association for Child Psychotherapy (ACP)
Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network
The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust