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Where to find help if your child is struggling with their mental health and well being

 

Below are a list of numbers you can use to speak to someone about your child's mental health. Please also speak to your child's class teacher, call the school office or send an email to speak to a member of school staff.

 

AFC Crisis Messenger

 

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.

 

We can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are here to talk at any time day or night.

 

If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258.

 

Shout (in partnership with Place2Be)

 

 

Childline

 

 

Click on these links to access Parenting Smart, a series of videos to offer support with sleeping problems, anxiety and sibling rivalry in addition to advice on developing active listening skills.

 

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/my-child-has-trouble-going-to-sleep

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/building-up-your-listening-skills

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/understanding-sibling-rivalry

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/my-child-is-anxious

 

Click on these links to access a series of podcasts produced by BBC Radio 4, covering topics such as anxiety, ADHD and the adolescent brain.

 

https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/child-in-mind/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy3yf82

https://www.place2be.org.uk/parent-and-carers/supporting-your-child-s-mental-health/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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