Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

Parents & Carers

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

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Helping Cambridgeshire parents who have children with additional needs and disabilities. Pinpoint Cambridgeshire is run for parents – by parents.

We give help and information to parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities, and give parent carers opportunities to have a say and get involved in improving local services

 https://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/support-groups/listen-cambridge/ 

https://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/support-groups/listen/  - Huntingdon area

For details of their latest courses, see their calendar HERE.


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Family Voice Peterborough are a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We are here for Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs. We aim to work together with professionals and parents so that the services for our children and young people meet their needs and by putting parent carers and their children at the centre and helping them to be heard.


The Cambridge Branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to individuals of all ages with autism, and their families and carers, and campaigns for better local services for those living with autism in Cambridgeshire

To email the Cambridge branch please use their contact form or call 07920 150407.

Please see here for remote local events as some of their regular activities are still suspended in order to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus pandemic.


 

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind  are passionate about positive wellbeing and provide support to local people who may experience mental health challenges. Each year we support thousands of local people with their mental health. From crisis support and counselling to informal opportunities to connect with others, take a look at how we help. 


Ormiston Families

Ormiston Families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all our services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing

If you would like to know more about Ormiston Families, how you can get involved in supporting children, young people and families to see a brighter future, or if you have an enquiry, please email: enquiries@ormistonfamilies.org.uk or call 01473 72451


Dhiverse are based in Cambridge providing free advice, information, and support on any general sexual health issue.

Click here for the information they have produced about general sexual health. 

They offer a range of services such as counselling for anyone, including young people age 11 and above, where issues around e.g. sexual health, HIV, sexuality, sexual identity, sexual relationships, sexual trauma, inappropriate or risky behaviours is affecting their mental health and wellbeing. Click here for more details about their counselling and emotional support service.  

 Dhiverse offer a range of non-mainstream relationships and sex education (RSE) programmes that can be delivered in a non-educational setting, ‘SLIP’ is one of these programmes.  SLIP stands for ‘Sex, the Law, and the Internet & Pornography' SLIP and is an alternative and age appropriate relationships and sex education programme. Please click here to read the SLIP information booklet for Parents and Guardians.


Parenting Together Support Group

Parenting Together; Reducing Parental Conflict

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils are working together, with other Local Authorities in the region and with the Department of Work and Pensions to broaden the range of resources available to improve outcomes for children by reducing parental conflict.

If you are a family whom would benefit from support please contact the Early Help Hub (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) on 01480 376666 or click here for more information about the support programme.


Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. Our activities and Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to the families and their children with the varied support that we are able to offer.  We support the whole family including parents, carers, the child with additional needs as well as the siblings and any family can receive support even before they receive the formal diagnosis.

Little Miracles has 10 branches located around the East of England - please click here for locations and information.


NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

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People contact us about all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support. We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.

If you need support or advice, you can call us on our helpline on 0808 800 2222, email us at askus@familylives.org.ukchat to us online or alternatively visit our forums or online advice.


Young Minds offer services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25.

They operate a parent's helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person. Calls are free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

Their parents webchat provides information and signposting to help parents and carers find the information they are looking for with regards to their child's mental health. It runs 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. For details on how to access this see here. 

Young minds say that they have temporarily closed their email service due to receiving an unprecedented demand of requests and they're working hard to respond as quickly as they can and apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Please see their website for HERE practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what you and your child are going through, things can get better. 


ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

have produced free online safety guides for parents focusing on what they need to know safety on forums from Snapchat, Squid game, TikTok and others. All are free to download. 


have brought together ten tips for talking to your child about their use of social media and the internet here.


Parent Zone sits at the heart of modern family life, providing advice, knowledge and support, to shape the best possible future for children, as they embrace the online world. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world, so:

Children will be safer online.
Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.
Children will be educated for a digital future.

CRISIS TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

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Crisis Tools online resource hub offers unique, co-produced learning guides to increase knowledge and confidence for anyone supporting young people in a mental health crisis. See here for more information.  

the NHSHealth Education England & Healthy Teen Mindsare working together to help individuals develop their confidence, knowledge and skills when supporting young people in a mental health crisis. Crisis Tools is relevant to anyone who may find themselves supporting a young person in crisis, including health and care, education or any other professionals, parents and carers. 

The Crisis Tools website features a resource sharing hub and bite-sized learning guides aimed at improving your knowledge and understanding of young people’s experiences when getting help in crisis. These unique learning guides are co-designed and delivered by young people with lived experience and clinical experts. The guides cover key themes such as approach, communication and practical strategies including the complexities when delivering care remotely. 

Openly available for free at www.crisistools.org.uk


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