Well-being advice for parents

Young Minds Parent line  Offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25 (call 0808 802 5544).

The Samaritans  A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress.  (call 116 123).

Personal Zen  
Games that have been clinically proven to reduce stress. 

Recovery Record
Self-help tool for children and young people suffering from eating disorders.

SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management) 
Help with anxiety management which includes interactive games and tools, and an anxiety tracker. 

Stop, Breathe and Think  
Guide to meditation which recommends certain meditations based on how you’re feeling.

Youth Talk (St Albans) is a community counselling organisation. Telephone 01727 868684

The School Nursing Team can provide some support around emotional difficulties and parents can refer directly from this page .

You can read more about the School Nursing Team here.

The OLLIE Foundation is a charity dedicated to delivering suicide awareness, intervention and prevention training by empowering professionals and young adults in their own communities to lead suicide prevention activities.

Just Talk: Advice for parents and carers.

Schools and Families Advice Line (SFAL) is a new service established to provide emotional well-being advice and early help to children and young people, families and schools. This service is open to self-referrals from families and young people, and education, health and other professionals involved in supporting young people and their families.

Contact Details: Telephone: 0300 777 0707 Email: hpft.spa@nhs.net

Coronavirus: well-being activity ideas for families
With schools closed as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), some parents and carers may be looking for activities to try at home with their children. Here is a list of recommended resources for families.

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