Are you worried about your child?

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How can I support my child?

Mind-ed has some fantastic resources and training modules to help you to understand teenage mental health, and to equip you with extra strategies to support your child.

Parents Survival Guide

Supporting your child with anxiety

Talking your child about Coronavirus

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

Get advice and support whenever you need it. Online or by phoning the helpline 0808 800 2222

Parenting Courses with Cambridgeshire County Council

We understand that parents / carers may sometimes want or need some extra help or information to better equip them to deal with parenting issues. Cambridgeshire County Council offer a range of free courses to help you and raise yours and your child’s confidence and self-esteem.

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/parenting-and-family-support/parenting-courses

Expand your skills and knowledge with FREE training courses
We are fortunate to be able to offer some free training courses to all parents around understanding mental health and additional needs. These courses are being provided through the Skills Network and the YMCA.
Talking to your child about Coronavirus or their mental health
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19), there are things you can do to help. And if they’re struggling with their mental health, we have advice to help you support them and keep them safe
Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres offer groups, events, activities, courses and support for families with children aged 0-19. As well as our network of Child and Family Centres, we provide activities, groups, events and courses in libraries, churches and other community locations across the county:

  • Support groups run by family workers
  • Information and advice about education and childcare
  • Employment, training and benefits advice
  • Drop-in play sessions
  • Child development and special needs
  • Parenting courses
  • A meeting place for parents, carers and childminders
  • Parent led sessions and groups
  • Dads’ groups
  • Health services such as midwives and health visitor clinics

Supporting Adult Mental Health

Parents and carers can need some extra support from time to time too. The following websites may help you access support if you need it.

We can help you make choices about treatment, understand your rights or reach out to sources of support.
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free or visit their website.

 Anna Freud have produced a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.
Thrive: Mental Wellbeing, the award winning NHS approved mental wellbeing solution for every workplace
Wellbeing resources from the NHS

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Looking after your feelings and your body – Advice from public Health England

Five ways to manage your wellbeing as a parent during lockdown

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Specialist Parenting Support

The Parent Partnership Service providing Cambridgeshire’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or have concerns that their child has special educational needs.They also offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or who have concerns they may have special educational needs.

Welcome to SENDIASS

  • We offer information, advice and support about education, health and socialcare. This is private, confidential and we don’t take sides (impartial).
  • We support you in the way you would like e.g. email, phone call, face to face etc.
  • We won’t take any action without discussing it with you and you agreeing this is what you want, unless by law we have to e.g. Safeguarding.
  • We will make sure you receive the information, advice and support you ask for.
  • We will keep you up to date on anything you have asked us to do.
  • We will try to make sure you are able to take part as much as you want to in the support you receive and decisions that affect you.
  • We will help you discuss issues with your parents/carers and professionals, recognising you are entitled to make your own decisions, and for them to be respected, even if other people do not agree with them.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our service. We will keep this private.

Either you or a parent/carer or friend can contact us:
Phone: 01223 699214
Email: sendiass@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/sendiass

Helping Cambridgeshire parents who have children with additional needs and disabilities.

 

Help in Cambridgeshire for parents of children who self-harm
Autism Anglia is an independent charity which provides care and support to children, adults and families affected by autism in East Anglia
The Cambridge Branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to individuals of all ages with autism, and their families and carers, and campaigns for better local services for those living with autism in Cambridgeshire.

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