Parent Support

Monthly safeguarding newsletters

Introducing our safeguarding newsletters, produced by our Safeguarding team at the school. This month's issue can be downloaded by clicking here. For future reference, any previous issues will be available to download by scrolling to the bottom of this page 

 

 

Support Websites & APPs

Please see below a range of websites and apps that parents may well find useful

Hillingdon's Winter Wellness Directory which signposts a number of services for Hillingdon families on a range of topics from Mental Health to Government Schemes and Council help that could assist with the cost of living.

Online Winter Wellness Directory

 

 

Every Mind Matters can help with expert advice, practical tips and personalised actions to help stay on top of your mental wellbeing.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. They support families which include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

www.familylives.org.uk

Young Minds help Parents and Carers who are worried about their child’s mental health with tips, information and advice online and through our Parents Helpline service. Use our helpfinder to find the right support for you. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

Combined Minds helps families and friends support young people with their mental health.

https://combinedminds.co.uk/

Mind – provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

www.mind.org.uk

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

They provide therapeutic services to help children move on from abuse, as well as supporting parents and families in caring for their children. They help professionals make the best decisions for children and young people, and support communities to help prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

YGAM - The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is an award-winning charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, and safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms.

https://www.ygam.org/

Self-Harm - free online Self-Harm Support for 11-19 year olds.

https://www.selfharm.co.uk/

 

Halo Child Bereavement Charity

Please see the flyer below from Halo charity based in Uxbridge and Harlington who provide one to one and group support for bereaved young people. They also run family support and a number of other initiatives. Please ring Halo directly to discuss your child’s needs. 

Halo image

24/7 Crisis Support

Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages -children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year.

You can find the 24/7 crisis line numbers using the NHS Service Finder (link below) but the table provides all of the telephone numbers in London.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline 

 

SPA-Single Point of Access Support for Parents

SPA is a free service available to any parent, carer, pupil or teacher in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The service is run by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), professionally trained CAMHS practitioners answer all calls to give help, support, advice and triaging for young people suffering with mental health difficulties and those in crisis. 

                          Telephone Direct 0800 0234 650

Please see the link below to their PowerPoint Presentation to parents at a recent coffee morning:

Free Online Counselling for Young People

Sometimes it is hard for young people to talk to their parents about the issues and changes they are facing. Kooth provide free online (text message) counselling for young people aged between 11-18. Kooth is endorsed and recommended by NHS GP's and CAMHS Specialists. 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
CAMHS SPA Presentation.268674910 12th Jul 2023 Download
Mental Health Support Websites Apps for Parents Pupils.224432704 12th Jul 2023 Download
March secondary safeguarding newsletter 01st Mar 2024 Download