Parenting and Wellbeing Advice
We know that parenting can be hard at times; after all, children are not born with instructions! Please find links below to different organisations that offer different forms of support and advice. We also welcome parents getting in contact with us at school for advice and support. Please see our Early Help Offer for support we can offer in school.
Home-Start in Suffolk aims to give children the best possible start in life. They support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, improve their Health and wellbeing and widen their links locally. Home-start recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least one child under 12.
Sharing Parenting is an evidence based, community interest company, based in Newmarket, which works in partnerships with parents, carers, schools and organisations, delivering parenting support in the form of courses, workshops, taster sessions, one to one support and community pop up’s for parents to gain confidence and knowledge in their role as parents, or professionals supporting parents, in a non judgmental environment.
Lots of advice and resources for parents on a range of issues such as baby tantrums, separation and divorce, mental health, alcohol and talking about difficult topics.
BBC Parents' Toolkit
Top tips, useful links and expert advice to support parents and their childs' wellbeing and learning in a changing world.
Emotional Wellbeing Gateway – Mental Health Services and Support
This site has quick links to the Emotional Wellbeing Hub and information about stress, anxiety and depression and a range of other issues for children.
Children and Young Persons Emotional Wellbeing Hub
Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides information, advice, and guidance if you are worried about the mental health of a child. The Hub is a multi-agency team offering a central point of contact for families, professionals, and young people to access mental health services. Parents and carers can make a direct online referral can be made to the Hub on this page
Wellbeing courses and Online Webinars
Offers a range of free courses about mental and physical health for adults and for parents/carers to support their child.
MindEd for families
A free educational resource on children’s and young people’s mental health for all adults.
Talking to my child: information from MindEd for families. It can be difficult talking to children and young people about things that are bothering them. Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to help. This topic aims to help parents/carers find ways to communicate with children and teenagers at times when they might need it.
Support and advice for parents and young people about mental health.
Other Support Links
Provides lots of information and free resources about sleep for children, young people and families.
The children's communication charity. Experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in the 21st century world.
Suffolk Family and Young Peoples Service offers 12 months’ worth of support for children and young people from the age of 5 to 18 years, alongside their families, who would like to achieve a healthier lifestyle and maintain a healthier weight.
Please look at our Online Safety Advice for advice about how to set up parental controls for consoles, phones and devices, as well as specific guides to different games, apps, and websites.