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Emotional Resilience for Parents and Carers

We want you to know you are not alone, and we have designed this page with you in mind. This page is updated weekly to include relevant content to help you and your child/ren. Please visit the useful contacts area for numbers to call or forums to connect with.

The content on this page has been collated by a team of professionals working across partner organisations. These include HeadStart Kernow, Your Way and Young People Cornwall. These sites contain further resources.

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The content on this page is updated regularly. This is to ensure you are getting the best information and support we and our partners can provide. Please save it and check back weekly. 

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Together for Families has released its very own Parenting Podcast. This is packed full of information for parents/carers and young people

  •  You can find our podcasts on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify.

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All Post-16 providers in Cornwall, who have a programme for young people with and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan have recorded a message about what they offer. Some are videos, some podcasts. Visit the Post-16 event page.

Get active

One of the best ways to stay on top of mental health is by taking regular exercise. Read why our parent blogger Terri finds exercise is good for her.

Mental Health Day

Our friends at HeadStart Kernow have some advice and guidance for young people on World Mental Health day. Here are some ideas about looking after your own, courtesy of Action for Happiness. Your Way have put together a list of mental health myth busters.

Self esteem

This video offers advice about building self esteem in children and young people.

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Advice and Guidance

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Childline

Coronavirus explained to children

Save the Children

Family Action

Families Under Pressure

  • Families Under Pressure is a series of twelve short films. These offer parenting tips featuring the recognisable voices of a host of well-known parents. The tips are based on decades of research from the UK’s leading experts. They are rooted in the experience of NHS teams working with families and feedback from parents. The films are available free on a dedicated website. Informative resources are also available.

Unicef

NHS

Young Minds support for parents/helpline

HeadStart Community wellbeing for young people

HeadStart is offering a online/telephone well-being service. This is for young people aged 10-16 years who are struggling with their emotional health during the COVID 19 crisis.

Call the Parents Helpline

Call us for free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm – available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

0808 802 5544

Counselling for Social Change

This usually low-cost counselling service is offering free 30 minute drop-in sessions. These are online or via telephone with trained counsellors.

Take me to free support

Anna Freud

Calls may be recorded for monitoring or training purposes.

Anna Freud

Childrens Commissioner

Man Down Cornwall

British Psychology Society resouces

Psychologists from the British Psychological Society have produced guidance for key workers and their children. This looks at navigating the emotional effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Young Minds Parents' Lounge

What is the Parents' Lounge? Helpline experts give their advice and tips on a range of topics chosen by parents. These cover everything from how to have difficult conversations with your child, to managing anxiety in children.

New Cornish mental health support line launches

A new mental health support phone line for our residents has been launched by Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust. This gives anyone access to mental health advice from a professional. The service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The contact number is 0800 038 5300

Wellread

WellRead is a chat bot activity designed to help parents boost their children's emotional wellbeing. It features a combination of storytelling and targeted conversations. The WellRead website contains a curated collection of short stories for parents to read to their child. Each story is accompanied with a series of questions. Parents can ask these to spark conversations with their child about a range of wellbeing topics. The stories and questions you will find in WellRead have been selected by teams of experts. This means parents can relax and enjoy some quality time with their child. They should feel reassured that they're also caring for their emotional well-being. It’s free to join, simply create an account on the Wellread website. 

Stonewall

Stonewall’s domestic violence page contains resources and information for people in the LGBTQ+ community. This includes information about housing support. 

ManKind

ManKind's Help for male victims provides training, advice and support to professionals and victims. 

Respect

Respect’s Men’s Advice Line takes calls from men, and their families and friends and practitioners.