Here follows some useful and helpful information and resources to support and inspire you as parents during these unusual times.
You can also visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for regular government updates.
Look after yourselves!
Support for Parents
|Organisation||What do they offer?||Contact Details|
|Children's Services||Emergency safeguarding||Tel: 0208 379 2536 (Referrals)|
|Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)||Onward referrals to Early Help or Social Services||Tel: 0208 379 5555|
|Samaritans||Crisis mental health support||Tel: 116 123|
|Childline||Support for children and young people||Tel: 0800 1111|
|National Centre for Domestic Violence||National Centre for Domestic Violence||Tel: 0207 186 8270 / 0800 970 2070
(Press option 1)
|Solace||Domestic abuse helpline||Tel: 0808 802 5565|
|Out of hours mental health support||Emergency mental health support. This service operates 24 hours a day.||Tel: 020 8702 3800|
|Crisis resolution Enfield||Intensive mental health care in people’s homes||Tel: 020 8702 3800|
|Child Law Advice||
Advice on legal matters to do with child and family law
e-mails preferred due to COVID-19
|Tel: 0300 330 5480
|COVID - 19 Specific Help|
Great resources and ideas about things adults and young people can do to manage any stress and anxiety they may experience in relation to coronavirus
|Centre for Disease Control||Helpful messages on how to talk to children about Coronavirus||Centres for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Every Mind Matters||
Provides general information about looking after your mental health which would be relevant during this challenging time and provides top tips to improve emotional wellbeing
|Every Mind Matters|
|Mind||Provides useful information about how to cope if people feel anxious about coronavirus, how to manage staying well at home if being asked to self-isolate and taking care of your mental health and wellbeing among other tips and advice||Coronavirus and your wellbeing|
|Lets Talk Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ( IAPT)||Service designed to work with mild to moderate common mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety disorders||
Tel: 020 8342 3012
|Unicef||Information regarding Coronavirus||Unicef|
|Mental Health Support|
|Enable||Specialist treatment anyone over the age of 18 living in Enfield who is worried about their alcohol or drug use.||Tel: 0208 379 6010|
|Mind||Mental Health Support||Tel: 0300 123 3393|
|Young Minds||Parent helpline for children and adolescents with mental health issues||Parent Helpline|
|Give us a shout / Rethink||Mental health support and advice - online, by phone and via text||Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
Give us a Shout
Rethink Mental Illness
|Community Support and Recovery Team Enfield||Treatment and support to people with common mental health issue such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, psychotic depression and other psychiatric disorder||58-60 Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3EP
Tel: 020 8379 414
|Sane Line||Emotional support (via email only during Covid 19)||
Tel: 0300 304 7000
|Support Line||Emotional support for people who are vulnerable – available via e-mail currently||
Tel: 01708 765200
|Campaign against living miserably (CALM)||Calm helpline
7 hours a day, 7 days a week for
anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems.
|Tel: 0800 58 58 58|
|Family Lives||Support and advice relating to all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support. We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.||Tel: 0808 800 2222
Information and advice on how to keep children safe, online safety and support for parents.
|Helpline: 0808 800 5000
|Care for the family||Support and advice linked to relationships, parenting and bereavement.||Parent Support|
|Action for children||
Support and advice for parents on a range of topics and information on fostering and adoption. Things to do with your child at home during Covid 19.
|Advice and Support for Parents|
|Family Based Solutions||
Family Based Solutions works with the whole family to end the abuse and repair family relationships.
|Tel: 020 8363 6262
Here are some tips to help keep your children safe if they are using these apps.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online while they will probably be spending a lot more time this way at the moment. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
- Online Safeguarding during school closures
- Remote learning - top tips for parents
- Online Safety for Parents - Summary
- Parents Zone- experts in digital family life
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