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


Mental Health Crisis Line for Children and Young Families in Surrey

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. 

COVID-19:  Government guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

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.

Surrey and Borders Partnership  rated health apps for you





Healthy Surrey

 information on local and national services incl. domestic abuse, alcohol, drug and smoking services, weight management, sexual health services and mental health services. (adults & young people)

Online Parenting Guides from Surrey County Council

  • Understanding you pregnancy, labour,  birth and your baby

  • Understanding your baby

  • Understanding your child 0-19 years

Young Minds 

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.

MindEd is a free online educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults, which can support parents and carers

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 

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


Children and Family Health Surrey

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.

Occupational Therapy Service Information and details of their helpline

Advice sheets  about how to help  your child develop communication, everyday living skills, feeding,  eating and drinking, motor skills

Here are some videos about understanding your child's sensory Processing needs:

1. Introduction    2. Sensory Beings   3. Sensory Thresholds   4. Senses   5. Sensory Strategies

ADHD Resources

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:      Telephone: 0208 906 9068

ADHD Support Group (Telephone/e-mail support)
Contact: Jenny Missen          Telephone:      0208 384 0936       E-Mail:

The Positive Parenting Factor: Supporting parents who have children diagnosed with ADHD 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:  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 .
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 – Web based parent information on ADHD.  Includes link to ADDITUDE magazine.   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. 


Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis (NAS)

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)
‘Podcast - coronavirus and helping children with autism’ (Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin– ACAMH)-


National Autistic Society Helpline (COVID-19 hours: Mon to Fri, 10am - 3pm): 0808 800 4104

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.

Appeer  Surrey support group  for girls with ASD and their families


Information for parents:


Speech Link Parent information, games, blogs and top tips 

The Communication Trust Resources for Parents


I CAN resources for parents