COVID-19 – Mental Health Services & Support – Parents/carers

Please click on any of the links below.

Family Action

Phone: 0808 802 6666

Family lineSupporting adult family members via telephone, text, email and web chat.

Family Lives

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Devon Carers

We enable carers to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence; and to care safely, confidently and effectively. We provide carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role. We help carers find support in their community and from local community organisations. In everything we do we are led by carers, ensuring they have choice, control, and a voice as expert partners in care.

Grandparentsplus

Phone: 0300 123 7015

We use our experience, expertise and strength to change lives. We support kinship carers in their homes and communities, giving advice and helping them work through problems to find the best way forward.

Little Lullaby

Site dedicated for young parents including sleep for babies, housing, mental health, bereavement, single parents etc.

Mencap Charity

Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

MindEd

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager?
Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.

MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together.

NSPCC

Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline

Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

SANE

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Textcare offers comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most and peer support forums.

Torbay Young Adult Carers

Phone: 01803 208455
Email: torbayyac@nhs.net

Hands up if U R 16-25 and help care 4 someone.

YoungMinds

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

FFLAG

Phone: 0845 652 0311(All calls charged at 2p per minute plus network charges)
Email: support@fflag.org.uk

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans daughters and sons.

Coronavirus and mental health

Talking to your children about coronavirus – Tips for parents

Sensory Integration Network

Sensory Integration Network- monthly magazine focusing on sensory processing issues
(free membership)

National Autistic Society

guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Place2Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.

Helpful information to answer questions from children.

Carers UK

Guidance for carers

BBC Article

A BBC news page with advice for parents with some useful information about supporting children’s mental health

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR PARENTS – 10 ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

A website which advises how parents can support and survive children while self-isolating. Several fun projects, as well as sound advice about children’s anxiety

Centre for Disease Control and Protection

A webpage on managing anxiety and stress with some specific advice for parents of children who may be experiencing stress.

British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society have produced advice for parents about how to talk to children around coronavirus

Hey Sigmund

Website for parents/carers containing the latest psychological news and research.

There is a guide to parents about talking about world trauma with kids

Royal College of psychiatry

The Royal College of psychiatry has an excellent web page for parents and carers on childhood anxiety.