Support for Parents and Carers

We feel that a key element of supporting a young person is to work as part of a supporting community. As part of our support networks we work closely with a number of agencies and charities who can support in many different roles and can offer differing services.

Our main parental support is offered through Marvels and Meltdowns. A local run charity that offers support for parent/carers of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autistic Spectrum difficulties. More information can be found on their website. Click their logo below.

 

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These organisations may be able to offer further support and guidance on all matters concerning students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

 

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Provides help and support for anyone caring for children.

0808 800 2222 (24 hour helpline)

www.familylives.org.uk

 

Relate

Provides online assistance for dealing with troubled teenagers and help with rebuilding families.

http://www.relateforparents.org.uk/

 

Gotateenager
A social networking site, run by Parentline Plus, giving help and advice to the parents of teenagers.
www.gotateenager.org.uk

 

Relate for parents and families
Useful information and advice for parents, or anymore in a family to help with the most important relationships – the ones you have with your family.
www.relateforparents.org.uk

 

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
Provides advice and information to parents and cares on a wide range of school based issues.
0808 800 5793 (Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm)

 

Children’s Legal Centre
The child law advice line ensures children, parents, carers and professionals have access to free legal advice from qualified solicitors and to services which they are entitled.
www.childrenslegalcentre.com

 

Netmums
A locally based social networking site connecting parents with each other with help from experts on specific issues through private on-line messages or conversations.
www.netmums.com

 

Dad talk
An online community where you can share ideas, find out information and talk about the issues of being a dad.
www.dadtalk.co.uk

 

Begrand.net
A website for grandparents. Provides help and advice on a rand of issues, on-line advisers and a community where grandparents can share ideas.
www.begrand.com

 

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An interactive service where couples can fine how to manage their relationship more positively
www.thecoupleconnection.net

 

Gingerbread
Provides support services, training and learning opportunities and campaigning voice for single parents.
0808 802 0925 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)

 

Young Minds Parents’ Helpline
Free confidential support for anyone worried about emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person.
0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm)

 

Parentchannel.tv
A range of parenting videos for parents and carers of children 5-19 years
www.parentchannel.tv

 

Bullying
Help and advice for victims of bullying and parents
www.bullying.co.uk

 

Parent Info
Information to support parents prepare their children for adult life.
www.parentinfo.org

 

O2 & NSPCC
Collaboration to support parents and families understand the internet as children do.
www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc

 

Common Sense Media
Provider of apps, games and websites to help boost learning and offer fun ways to enage for children with special needs or learning differences.
www.commonsensemedia.org

 

Net Aware
A parents A-Z guide of apps and social media sites used by children and teens.
www.net-aware.org.uk

 

Selfie Cop
An app that allows parents to to deter, decet and prevent them from participating in risky behaviour online. It send a copy of every photo/video taken on the phone.
www.selfiecop.com

 

Send this instead & Zip-It
Free apps for young people to give them an alternative to sexting if feeling pressured to send sexual images online.
www.sendthisinstead.com
www.childline.org.uk

 

Aurora New Dawn
A Registered charity giving safety, support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
www.aurorand.org.uk

 

Barnardo’s
Large national children’s charity.
www.barnardos.org.uk

 

CIS’ters
CIS’ters is run by survivors supporting victims of rape and/or sexual abuse for 20 years. Providing emotional support similar to all specialist services but specifically for females over 18 who suffered abuse/exploitation during their childhood/teenage years.
www.cisters.org.uk

 

PARCS
Portsmouth city based service that works with people who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives no matter how long ago. PARCS provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy to women and men aged 5+.
www.parcs.org.uk

 

PIPPA Alliance
A group of services in southampton working to end domestic violence and abuse.
www.pippasouthampton.org

 

Southern domestic abuse service
FGM/C community development worker of BME origin providing support to survivors of FGM/C.
www.southerndas.org

 

Survivors UK
National charity working with male rape and abuse survivors.
www.survivorsuk.org

 

The Survivors Trust
The survivors trust is a national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.
www.thesurvivorstrust.org

 

No Limits Help
13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF
Free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for children and young people in Southampton and Hampshire.
www.nolimitshelp.org.uk

 

Hampshire Youth Access (HYA)
New service increasing access to support around emotional wellbeing and mental health issues or children and young people across Hampshire, including face to face counselling for 11-17 year olds.
www.hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk

 

Young Minds
Information about young people’s mental health and wellbeing, including online contact form.
www.youngminds.org.uk

Kooth
Free online support and counselling for young people. (Mon-Fri:12pm-10pm; Sat-Sun: 6pm-10pm)
www.kooth.com

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