Here are some links to well being information for parents and carers:
This pack from Surrey has lots of useful information for supporting your child, whether they are at home or in school during the pandemic, including: Looking After Yourself, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Autism, ADHD, Bereavement, Online Safety
Freephone number: 0800 9154644
This 24/7 mental health crisis line provides emotional wellbeing support, advice, and signposting to a range of community services for children, young people, up to the age of 18, and their families and carers who are in a mental health crisis. The number is available to those who are receiving mental health services and those who are not. No referral is needed.
Every Mind Matters by the NHS- expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Talking Therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. Adults can access talking therapies on the NHS by referring yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP.
Families Under Pressure videos Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.
Understanding you pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
Understanding your baby
Understanding your child 0-19 years
The UK's leading Charity fighting for children and young people's mental health provides advice about mental health and behaviour problems in children and young people up to the age of 25.
Parents’ and Carers’ Helpline on 0808 802 5544.
Here are some videos by CAMHS about Anxiety
An online mental wellbeing community, commissioned by the NHS and Local Authorities to provide free, safe and anonymous personalised mental health support to children and Young People.
Qwell is a free online well-being service for parents/carers of young people with SEND in Surrey. It offers a safe and secure means of accessing support with any emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. Qwell offers peer to peer support, self-help, magazine articles as well as forums. Qwell is also there to provide support to the friends and family who are supporting someone caring and living with a child/ren with SEN (age 0-25yrs).
Family line started out 20 years ago with the aim of delivering a free, confidential helpline to support people with parenting issues and to play a key role in safeguarding the wellbeing of families. Today we are proud to provide two free national telephone helplines and associated email support. “Family Line” for people of all ages with parenting or personal issues and I Need Help specifically concerned with giving young people a safe place to talk through the complex challenges they face.
Telephone: 0808 802 6666
A virtual service over the phone is available every week day from 4pm - 8.30pm and weekends from 12pm - 6pm for young people (10 – 18 yrs) to talk and access support.
CYP Havens are offering virtual 1:1 sessions or group workshops using attend anywhere and Teams.
Young people can call during these times; the number may be subject to change.
For the latest information, please visit:
Surrey Educational Psychologist helpline
1-4pm every Wednesday
call 01483 517179
Information about referrals and advice about Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy
Be your Best is a free service for families with children aged 0-11 who are struggling with their weight.
Here are some videos about understanding your child's sensory Processing needs:
Adders (Information on ADD and ADHD)
Promotes awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and provides information and as much free practical help as they can to both adults and children, and their families.
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. We are an international non-profit – 501(c) – organization founded twenty-five years ago to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. Since its inception, ADDA has become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about adult ADHD.
ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD.
ADDISS (ADD Information and Support Service)
Provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.
Website: www.addiss.co.uk Telephone: 0208 906 9068
ADHD Support Group (Telephone/e-mail support)
Contact: Jenny Missen Telephone: 0208 384 0936 E-Mail: email@example.com
The Positive Parenting Factor: Supporting parents who have children diagnosed with ADHD
Surreypositiveparenting@barnardos.org.uk 01293 610689
ADHD has a high profile in the media and there is an enormous amount of information about it on the Internet. While much of this is helpful, users should be aware that its accuracy and authenticity cannot be guaranteed, and some information may be out of date.
Useful web sites include:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/ includes downloadable information about ADHD and a short list of support groups.
The web sites of medical organisations may also offer information for parents/carers that can be downloaded; one example is the Royal College of Psychiatrists at www.rcpsych.ac.uk .
National Institute for Clinical Excellence has a public domain; this includes a summary of its guidance on the treatment of ADHD with methylphenidate and very comprehensive document on diagnosis and treatment of ADHD www.nice.org.uk
www.additudemag.com – Web based parent information on ADHD. Includes link to ADDITUDE magazine.
www.add-vance.org web information for girls with ADHD
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support. CHADD is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community. www.chadd.org
AUSTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis (NAS) www.nassurreybranch.org
Booklet on ‘Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times’ with various resources (e.g. social stories and charts; The UNC FPC Child Development Institute)
BRAAIN Be Ready ADHD ASD Information Network (Surrey based) www.braain.co.uk
‘Podcast - coronavirus and helping children with autism’ (Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin– ACAMH)- https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/
National Autistic Society Helpline (COVID-19 hours: Mon to Fri, 10am - 3pm): 0808 800 4104
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
The National Autistic Society’s Surrey Branch is a group which provides support to parents in Surrey of children with Autism, including workshops, parent support groups, advice and information. Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis.
SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Information for parents:
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