Useful Links For Parents

The websites below are recommended for advice and services on a range of subjects and offer advice and support for children and parents in different aspects of family life.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. They can provide information about organisations that listen, and they offer online support and info.

 Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity. They provide a range of specialist types for support for children, young people and families, aiming to build resilience and to help children, young people and families who are in distress.


The Parent Practice
The Parent Practice works with parents and carers to strengthen and expand parenting skills. They run a variety of courses and workshops that build skills and strategies taught that can be applied to suit any family


Educating Matters
This company offers short parenting courses which help to improve communication and understanding between parents and children to build strong, respectful relationships within the family. They provide a ten week Positive Parenting Course and also offer a five Session Positive Parenting Core Skills Course which covers sessions 1 to 5 of the full course.


Family Lives
Family Lives is a charity that supports parents in all aspects of family life including child development, schools and parenting/relationship support. They also offer advice around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, risky teenage behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.


Winston’s Wish
The death of a parent, brother or sister is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face. At Winston’s Wish, they believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. The Winston’s Wish Helpline offers support, information and guidance to all those caring for a bereaved child or young person.


Child Bereavement UK
This charity helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.


Little Parachutes
Little Parachutes lists a vast range of picture books that help children cope with worries, health issues and new experiences. They cover really challenging topics such as divorce, serious illness, operations and bereavement to name a few. There are also recommended books to encourage children to behave well, explore their feelings and develop positive traits such as resilience, confidence, courage, gratitude and kindness.


UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides online safety tips, advice and resources so you can support children and young people in staying safe online.


Aimed at children aged between 6 and 12, Newsround provides information on the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad. It is a useful tool to use when talking to children about current affairs.