for educators & parents
Extra support for parents, pupils & schools during Coronavirus
For Parents & Carers – we are delivering Live Online Talks as well as the free podcasts, blog posts and Q&A films on this page, to support your child during adolescence and to help your family during this very challenging time.
Alicia was so pleased to have contributed to this article in The Observer on conflict in families as a result of lockdown.
With young people online more than ever, those who would seek to influence, radicalise or groom them via social media and gaming will be busy. Find out how to support your child and help them stay safe.
We are three weeks into isolation and the cracks are showing. Is this grief we are feeling? Alicia’s latest blog explores this and gives advice on how to support your child.
We’re offering so much support to families tailored to the current challenges that we are all facing – have a read of our April newsletter for all the details.
There’s so much information on activities for your teen during isolation and here are some suggestions from some of our digging around.
We are working with some wonderful therapists across the country and some are offering two free, half hour emergency sessions to teenagers who might be particularly struggling.
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.
The Channel delivers specific advice and support to young people with epilepsy. Launched by the charity Young Epilepsy, it was co-created by young people and uses their voice to make information more accessible and engaging.
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to helping people in times of need. You can contact them day or night, there is always someone to talk to. Samaritans is currently offering resources to help individuals during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK. Their counsellors are trained staff and volunteers and they are available everyday from 9am to midnight.
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.
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.