We know that as parents and carers your most important priority is the wellbeing of your child — we also want every child to be happy and safe. However, we recognise that sadly this is not always the case possible. The Safeguarding Team are always here to help if you, or your child, are struggling. We want you to know that you are not alone if at times you in finding it difficult, and there are lots of resources and organisations who can also help. We have posted some resources below which we hope that you will find useful, however, please reach out if what you need is not here.
The safeguarding team can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact the school reception and ask to be put through to us.
Leaflets and Resources
- Supporting Children's Mental Health: 10 Conversation Starters for Parents
- Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature
- Building Resilience (Family Lives)
- Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health: Supporting your child (NSPCC)
- Information and support for parents of young people who self-harm
Charities and Organisations which can help
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) a free service run by your local NHS and is made up of medical and mental health professionals. CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food and eating, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety, among other difficulties.
CAMHS Crisis Line - 020 8702 3400/3401
|ChildLine is a free, confidential service where children can talk about any issue they’re going through. You can call their helpline or use their webchat to speak to a trained counsellor.|
|Barnardo's protects and supports the UK’s most vulnerable children. They provide a range of services to help and support children, young people, parents and carers.|
|CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) runs a free, confidential helpline and webchat service offering help and advice to anyone feeling down or in need of support.|
|Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health. Calm Harm provides some immediate techniques to help break the cycle of self-harm behaviours and explore underlying trigger factors, build a ‘safety net’ of helpful thoughts, behaviours and access to supportive people, provide opportunity to joural and self-reflect. It also provides signposts to help. To learn more please refer to this video.|
|The Children’s Society supports children going through serious life challenges. They run services and campaigns to make children’s lives better.|
|Contact offer advice and support to families with disabled children. If you’re a parent caring for a disabled child, you can arrange to speak to an adviser for practical and emotional support.|
|Family Lives offers information and support on all aspects of family life, including the stages of child development, issues with schools, parenting support, bullying and mental health concerns.|
Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health, featuring bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers, including healthy eating, body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty, sexuality and much more.
|kooth is an online mental wellbeing community which is free to all pupils of Haringey schools. The service is safe, anonymous and free. It offers magazines, discussion boards and access to online counselling.|
Manatee have developed a mental health app to help you and your family. The app includes courses, tips, interactive exercises and tools to help you achieve set goals for your family.
|Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them.|
|YoungMinds offers information and support to young people about their mental health, and helps adults to support the young people in their lives. If you’re a parent worried about a child’s mental health, you can call their helpline.|
|CHOICES provides access to emotional support for children, young people and their families in Haringey.|