for educators & parents
Extra support for parents and pupils during Coronavirus pandemic
As well as a host of podcasts, blog posts and Q&A films to support your child during adolescence, we have specific Coronavirus and isolation-related resources for this challenging time.
In the light of Coronavirus, we are hosting a series of Live Online Talks for parents, giving specific advice to help you through what may be a very challenging few weeks.
There’s so much information on activities for your teen during isolation and here are some suggestions from some of our digging around.
This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and with an estimated 1.25 million people living with an eating disorder in the UK it is helpful to know what we can do in terms of prevention and support. It is useful to begin by understanding what an eating disorder is and what it is not.
A large focus of our work is with schools, helping staff support the wellbeing of children so we are delighted to welcome these two new schools.
In this the first of our two part Gambling podcast, Alicia Drummond talks to former Northampton cricketer and recovering gambling addict, Patrick Foster, who is helping and educating young people on gambling.
In the second part of our Gambling podcast, Patrick Foster shares advice on what to look out for and how to help children be aware of the dangers and make informed choices for themselves.
Help Zone for Parents
Beat Eating Disorders
Beat is the Uk's eating disorder charity. If you are concerned about your son or daughter head to their website for specialist advice.
Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation
The Foundation was started by Dan's parents, Tim & Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, to try and prevent other families from having to go through the pain of losing a child, and to stop the damage done by drugs to young lives.
Act for Autism
Act for autism is a social enterprise that provides insights about autism. If you have a child on the autistic spectrum and would like advice, head to their website.
Allsorts Youth Project
Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports and connects children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Mermaids works to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.
Frank is a UK based organisation that provides honest advice and information about drugs. The Frank website also provides information on how to find your nearest support centre.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is an online charity which promotes the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. The charity provides support to children, parents and schools to promote online safety.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. If you are concerned about a young person struggling with thoughts of suicide head to their website for more information.
Turtle Key Arts
Turtle Key Arts believe that access to the arts helps to improve the quality of life by bringing people together, offering creative opportunities, social inter-action, confidence and self-esteem.