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Family Support & Guidance

To sign post parents and carers to useful websites and resources that can help support the families of St Hilda’s.

This webpage will signpost parents and carers to useful websites and resources that can help support the families of St Hilda’s. Also find below, our monthly wellbeing newsletter which gives tips and techniques to support mental health and wellbeing.

Raising children can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster! And that’s why mums and dads need all the support they can get. Articles to help you build a healthy family.

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/parent-support

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support to families who are struggling. 

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

FamilyLine supports adult family members via telephone, text, email and web chat

https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/familyline/

Self Help Services are commissioned by the NHS to provide psychological therapies for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and panic. The service is free, and if you have a Manchester GP you can refer yourself by calling 0161 226 3871, or your GP can make a referral for you. They offer support such as CBT, counselling, self-help groups and workshops. They offer flexible appointments including online and telephone support, and appointments in evenings.  

https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/ 

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young minds. Their vision is a world in which children and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.

https://www.annafreud.org/parents/

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/where-to-look-for-support-while-youre-on-the-camhs-waiting-list/

If your child is a healthy weight, there’s lots you can do as a parent to help them stay a healthy size as they grow.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/healthy-weight-children-advice-for-parents/

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

As well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to keep active.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-and-young-people/

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Stonewall ‘acceptance without exception’, work to ensure that LGBT people, across all communities, are valued, welcomed by all and can participate fully in society.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/lgbt-inclusive-education-everything-you-need-know

Mermaids is one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.

https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. Parents can find answers to common questions and resources to help protect their child here.

https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

For honest and useful advice for parents and guardians about drugs, talk to FRANK

https://www.talktofrank.com/

Below is a link to NHS UK’s suggested apps to support mental health.

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Below are two really useful self help websites, supporting people with a large range of issues from anger and phobias, to relationships and OCD.

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/problems.htm

https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself