External Parent Support

New resource to support emotional health

Worried about your child's behaviour or emotional wellbeing and not sure what's normal? Wondering whether to go and see your GP?

HappyMaps is a new website for parents and carers with reliable and up-to-date resources on emotional health for your children. The information covers the South West of England and aims to signpost you to books, websites and parent groups so you can find advice and support for you and your child, teenager or young adult. There are details of crisis services and counselling support too.

Devon Integrated Children’s Services (ICS): School staff and parents are encouraged to access the ICS Single Point of Access by phone (0330 024 5321) or look on the website (www.devon.integratedchildrensservices.co.uk) for any queries regarding the services, or referrals

Directory of Devon services and organisations: This is a directory of Devon services and organisations supporting children and families (www.pinpointdevon.co.uk)

Family Action

Digital Parent Support Service

                             

Do you know parents/carers who may need help or support in the evenings and weekends? If so, please circulate details of our free Digital Parent Support Service. Through our parent helpline, befrienders and counselling service, we can provide emotional and practical support and guidance on all aspects of parenting.                 

  • Freephone 0808 802 0222

  • Text: 07537 404 282

  • Email NDPSS@family-action.org.uk

  • Open weekdays 6pm to 10pm, weekends 10am to 1pm

  • Available for parents and carers across England

Find out more:https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/parent-support/

                             

New Sessions to Support Lone Parents: FAMILY VISION

 

WHAT IS FAMILY VISION?

Family Vision is a group leadership course designed just for lone parents.

You will come together to support and encourage each other in this phase of family life.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Each week you will meet as a group to explore a question designed to help you develop your leadership skills. There is also cake!

KEY TOPICS

We will explore What leadership means as a parent, What your family values are, How to feel positive at home, Your family’s goals and more!

WHEN AND WHERE?

The course will be run at St Martin’s Primary School, Cranbrook.

Thursday mornings 9-11.30am (however coffee will be available from 8.30am) for 10 weeks (except half term).

The first meeting will be Thursday 19th April 2018

HAS THIS COURSE BEEN RUN BEFORE?

Yes, and previous parents have described is as being Empowering, Life altering, Inspirational, Amazing

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Please contact Caren (Family Advocate at St Martin’s) 01404 515409 for an informal chat.