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Parenting self-help for children aged 4 to 11 years

Free Online courses for parents and carers from Solihull

All parents and carers in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can access these self-guided courses for FREE. 

Courses include:

Visit the website and use the code TAMAR for free access.

Visit the Inourplace Solihull Approach Online courses website

BBC Tiny Happy People  

Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's language skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers' amazing early development. 

Visit the BBC Tiny Happy People website

Parent Talk

Parent Talk is a web-platform full of advice pages from mental health and wellbeing to sleep and behaviour. You can also connect with a parenting coach and sign up for emails. 

Visit the Parent Talk - Support for Parents from Action For Children website

Qwell - Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents/Carers

Parents and carers in Cornwall have access to a free counselling service.  The service offers free online counselling and support provided via the Qwell website staffed by a team of qualified counsellors. The support is free, safe and anonymous and does not require a referral.

Visit the Qwell website

Family Information Service

There are a number of community stay and play groups on offer across the county. To find groups in your local area visit the Family Information Service and search by keyword or using the map search to find services near you.

Visit the Family Information Service


Parents and carers wellbeing workshops providing support to help you navigate the journey  of raising a child in a fast-changing world and to guide you to available services and support and to promote helpful conversation. 

Visit the Headstart Kernow website


Bookstart was the first national baby book-giving programme in the world. The programme is run by BookTrust, an independent charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books. Bookstart works through locally-based organisations, giving a free pack of books to every baby, with guidance materials for parents and carers.  

Visit the Bookstart website  Many libraries in Cornwall run regular free Bookstart Rhyme Time story sessions for families with young children.  Check with your local branch for details. 

Visit the Cornwall Library website

The Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust, working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust website

ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity

ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity is the UK’s leading charity supporting all children and teenagers with a bowel or bladder problem. ERIC offers a free helpline as well as information and resources via their website.

Visit the ERIC website

Penhaligon's Friends

Penhaligon's Friends offers support to bereaved children, young people and parents and carers, through the opportunity to meet others and share experiences as well as practical resources for children and parents.

Visit the Penhaligon's Friends website 

Internet Matters

Internet matters is a charity that provides parents and carers with guidance, advice and support to help children navigate the online world safely. Find information and safety settings for your child's devices and apps and get tips to talk about online safety with your child.

Visit the Keep Children Safe Online: Information, Advice, Support - Internet Matters website

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