Support for Parents

If you are struggling to cope with the demands that the pandemic and school closures have placed on you, you are not alone. Please find below some useful support resources.

Action for Children

Free and confidential live chat with a parenting coach. We’re here 12pm -7:30pm Monday and Thursday, 9:30-4:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9:30-4pm Friday. Or leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Live Chat

Dr Andrew Mayers

On this page, you will find some information about the latest campaigns that I am involved with, some media stories that have been run about that, and an overview of resources and support for fathers.

Resources

FFLAG Parents

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.

Support

The Mental Health Foundation

Staying at home and abusive relationships

Resources

Maudsley Charity

These animated videos offer simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families. They will help with negative emotions and difficult behaviour, and are voiced by some of the UK’s best-known parents including Olivia Coleman, Rob Brydon and others.

Resources

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Support

Motherdom Magazine

MOTHERDOM IS A NEW MENTAL WELLBEING MAGAZINE FOR PARENTS OF LITTLE ONES

Resources

ParentClub

Parent Club offers up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government on your child’s health and education. It’s full of hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help you look after your own wellbeing and to point you in the direction of the support available.

Resources

Young Minds Parent Helpline

Worried about a child or young person? Contact the Parents Helpline for free, confidential advice via the phone, email or webchat.

Helpline

We’re crowdfunding for our grant scheme so any school or college can apply for financial support to access mental health provisions

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