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Resources
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.

For Schools & Colleges – we also provide online pastoral training and online talks for staff and pupils. Email us for more and a free trial.

Our Resources:

The Leap 2020 – Gap Year Options

Alicia was delighted to talk to Milly Whitehead Founder of gap year company ‘The Leap’, to discuss options for 2020/21.

In The Press [The Sunday Times Magazine 24.5.20]

We’re so pleased to have collaborated in Lorraine Candy’s article in The Sunday Times Magazine 24.5.20 – ‘Family: teenagers who break lockdown rules need support not condemnation’.

In The Press [Interview With The Daily Telegraph]

Alicia was delighted to collaborate with Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, and the Daily Telegraph in this short film about the long term impact of Covid-19 on children.

Live Online Talks for Teachers, Parents & Teens

In the light of Coronavirus, we are hosting a series of Live Online Talks for pupils, parents & school staff, giving specific advice to help you through what may be a very challenging few weeks.

In The Press [Interview In The Guardian / Observer]

Alicia was so pleased to have contributed to this article in The Observer on conflict in families as a result of lockdown.

In The Press [Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live]

Incase you missed it, here’s Alicia’s recent interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, about children and teenagers’ mental health and wellbeing, plus parenting during lockdown.

Talking Teenagers [A Coronavirus Conversation]

We were delighted to collaborate again with James Shone and James Sertin on their Talking To Teenagers series.

Facebook Live Coffee & Questions with Alicia

Join Alicia, Wednesdays at 11am for her Facebook Live Coffee & Questions and ask her your burning parenting questions.

Online Grooming & Radicalisation [how to spot the signs and what to do]

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.

Is This Grief I Am Feeling? [How To Support Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown]

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.

Teen Tips April 2020 Newsletter [Parenting Tips for Teenage Mental Health During Lockdown]

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.

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.

Free Listening Sessions For Teens In Particular Need Of Support

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.

Sibling Rivalry

If the sibling fights are getting too much for you right now, Alicia discusses how to deal with the rivalry and stop them squabbling.

School’s Out

Helping stressed parents through the school shutdown due to Coronavirus.

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.

March 2020 Newsletter

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

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.

Help Zone

The Channel

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

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

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

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.

NSPCC

NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse. Head to their website for more information.