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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.

Our Resources:

Live Online Talks for Parents & Teens to Help You All Through 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.

How To Keep Your Teenager Entertained During Isolation

There’s so much information on activities for your teen during isolation and here are some suggestions from some of our digging around.

School’s Out

Helping stressed parents through the school shutdown due to Coronavirus.

Sleep Matters

Lack of sleep can lead to anxiety and depression so with cases of adolescents with sleep disorders on the rise we need to tackle this situation.

How To Talk To Your Child About Coronavirus

A pandemic can be a scary time for parents and children alike. So here are some pointers for keeping young people calm and holding a panic-free conversation about Coronavirus.

Teen Tips on Exam Stress

The pressure to perform has never been so great as it is today and, alarmingly, statistics show that rates of self harm and suicide peak in the exam season. Find out how to support your child and bring a sense of balance to the exam process.

Teen Tips on Revision

We all know how easy it is to keep putting off tasks that bore us. The same resistance is felt by many children at revision time. Find out how to help them break things down and crack on.

March 2020 Newsletter

Have a read of our March 2020 newsletter, with insights, tips and advice.

Understanding Eating Disorders

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.  

Talking Teenagers – Parenting Tips

Alicia shares some of her parenting gems with James Shone and James Sertin from Talking Teenagers, to help promote strong self-esteem and emotional resilience.

Canford and Port Regis Schools Join Our Online Programme

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.

Teenagers and Love Island

Do you worry about what your teenagers are watching? Many teenagers are rushing home each night to catch the latest gossip from the dating reality show Love Island. Alicia discusses the impact of the show on teenage mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Blog Post

Alicia has written a special blog post explaining mental health and mental illness, how to spot the signs of mental distress and what to do to help. She’s also recorded it as a podcast here on our Resources page – do have a listen.

Mental Health Podcast

Alicia has recorded a special podcast explaining mental health and mental illness, how to spot the signs of mental distress and what to do to help. She’s also published it as a blog post here on our Resources page – do have a read.

Teenagers and Drugs – Part 1

Do you worry about your teenagers and drugs? We speak to Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs foundation, who shares the story of her son Daniel and gives honest and invaluable advice on how to keep young people safe.

Teenagers and Drugs – Part 2

In the second part of our podcast on drugs, Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, shares advice on how to talk to young people about drugs and suggests how to reduce the potential harm caused by substance abuse.

Teens & Body Image

Helping your children develop a positive body image is perhaps more difficult now than it has ever been in this “compare and despair” culture, fuelled as it is by social media. We share tips on helping your child develop a healthy body image.

Top Tips For Hosting A Teenage Party

Is your teen desperate to host a party or gathering with their friends? Don’t stress – we’ve put together some Top Tips to help you plan and manage the party so you can provide the right environment for a happy event.

Gambling And What Every Parent Should Know – Part 1

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.

Gambling And What Every Parent Should Know – Part 2

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.

Choosing Senior Schools

Choosing the right senior school for your child can be stressful, so we glean guidance and advice from education consultant and inspector for the Tatler Schools Guide, Arabella Davis.

Teens & Sleep

How do I get my teenager to go to sleep? It’s a common question with sleep being so important for adolescents. Alicia advises on establishing good routines to help them drop off.

Teens & Mood Swings

If your teen is struggling with mood swings you my be wondering how to respond helpfully in the heat of the moment. Here Alicia shares tips so you can help them manage their emotions.

Talking to your Teens

In talking to your Teen, it can be tricky striking the right balance between helping them make good choices and scaring them half to death. Here Alicia shares tips to help you guide them.

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

Mermaids works to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.

Frank

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

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.

The Academy of Mental Fitness

The Academy of Mental Fitness are on a mission to make looking after our minds as normal as going for a run or eating our five a day.