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Advice and Support for Parents, Carers and Children

Non-urgent advice: NSPCC Helpline for parents who work for the NHS

Helpline counsellors are available by phone: 0808 800 5000 or email: [email protected] for advice, including any safeguarding concerns for a child. The helpline is also available to those who would like to talk through, or be passed on to agencies for further assessment and action.

You can also read more about Mental health parenting for information about:

– COVID-19 advice and support for parents and carers

– talking to a child worried about coronavirus

– lockdown and separated parents

– online safety and children with special educational needs and disabilities

Non-urgent advice: Help for children

Sometimes children worry about their parents or family members and might need someone to talk to.

Childline provides advice as well as services and support for people affected by mental illness and their friends and families.

They can talk to Childline online or by calling 0800 1111 at any time 24/7.

Here on People.nhs.uk

Communicating with children about COVID-19

5-min Me Space

ABC Guide to Personal Resilience

Access to support apps including Cityparents and Headspace

External resources:

Tips for balancing working from home and homeschooling – Oak Meadow

Advice to help you home school while working – This Girl is on Fire

Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, educators, and health care professionals facing COVID-19 – Greater Good

Advice for parents about talking about coronavirus with children – Unicef

A whole range of support for working parents – Working Families

REMEMBER – You are doing the best you can in a challenging time. Keep being kind to yourself, and cut yourself some slack. Take time to relax and don’t neglect your physical and mental wellbeing.

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