Parent/Carer Wellbeing Support

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Wellbeing Parent/Carer Support

 

The emotional wellbeing of students, staff, parents and carers is important to living a happy, successful and healthy life. There are times, however, when we all need a little support in achieving this.

There is a huge array of support online that is free to access and offers guidance, advice, support and tips on how to deal with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. This support ranges from case studies to helpful hints, and also provides contact numbers to access the support.

Below is a list of online support organisations that are available for students, parents, carers and staff.  Click on the links to visit the websites of the organisations.

Please browse through the useful links and resources 

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They have an advice hub for parents and carers and young people. It gives advice on mental health, wellbeing and family activities.

barnados.org.uk

have developed a toolbox of calming activities, art, games, apps and journals to support mental health.

childline.org.uk

Tackling Exploitation West Midlands
stop-cse.org

 

PACE

Pace helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships. It does this by offering:

  • One-to-one telephone advice and support to parents
  • Facilitating meetings with similarly-affected parents for peer support
  • Advising how to establish rights as parents and work in partnership with statutory agents such as police and social workers
  • Advice and support when pursuing disruption and prosecution of the perpetrators of child exploitation
  • Befriending scheme

Click here to access their resources.

SeeMe-HearMe
West Midlands partnership site raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) providing help, advice and encouraging reporting. Click here for more information.

The What Centre – Dudley area

Call us on +44 (0)1384 379992 (Stourbridge) or +44 (0)1384 885488 (Dudley).

Base 25 – Wolverhampton area

Tel: 01902 572 040 (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)

An “educate against hate” website was launched by Nicky Morgan, whilst she was England’s Education Secretary, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. At Dormston School we are committed to safeguard and protect students from potential risk and have added the link to this website which parents may find useful or interesting.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of any child, please report this as soon as possible to either the child’s Head of House or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs J Elliott, Mr N Amos or Ms L Smith.

The below website links offer further support, guidance and advice to parents and carers with a concern. Further information can be found underneath the Safeguarding tab on the main menu in terms of anti-bullying, wellbeing, early help and online safety.

YGAM

Providing parents with information around problematic gaming and gambling to support their families, to help build resilience and establish a healthy online/offline balance.

www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage

Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)
fmu@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7008 0151

Victim Support is an independent charity that help people affected by crime and traumatic events. They are not part of the police or any other criminal justice agency. Visit their website to see how they can help you, or call 0808 168 9111

Click here for links to useful resources from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It gives general advice on talking to children, health issues and helplines.

Resources and tips for autistic people and families are provided by the National Autistic Society.

Your online mental wellbeing community

Kooth

 

Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay. Click here toview the flyer.

Stonewall

Mind Out

The Network

youngminds.org.uk – Offers advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25

familylives.org.uk

Anxiety UK

The What Centre

Place 2 Be

Headstogether

Samaritans  – Tel 116 123 (24 Hours)

The NHS Every Mind Matters have tips and advice on looking after your mental health.

Anna Freud has access to top tips for parents, resources and Podcasts. 

Secret Language of Self Harm

Virtual College – Understanding Young Minds – Free on-line course

 

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