Helpful resources for Parents & carers.
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Parenting advice from child mental health experts, practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.
Somerset Big Tent
The Somerset Big Tent website provides an online space for children and young people and their parents and guardians to know what wellbeing support is available for them in their area.
Resources for mental health by CAMHS
This is a collection of downloadable self-help guides. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents. If you click on the image it will automatically download the PDF from its source and the credit will link to the originators main website.
Mind in Somerset
You can give Mindline a call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. No one should face poor mental health alone. We are here.
Our Crisis Safe Space service is now running 7 days a week 6-10:00pm for drop in and appointments in both our Yeovil and Taunton office as well as Saturday and Sunday daytime. To book please call Mindline on 01823 276 892
Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.
Supports with a range of mental health conditions.
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together. www.minded.org.uk a DfE and DoH funded organisation providing support and guidance for parents and carers.
Volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Call 0116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
If you are a parent or carer of a child in Somerset and would like to speak to a Psychologist with any concerns arising for you, or your family during this time, then The Educational Psychology Service is here for you. We are able to offer an initial 30-minute telephone consultation (discussion) and a potential follow up call, of another 30 minutes if appropriate. Calls will be offered Monday-Friday, during usual working hours.
If you would like to access this service, then please email EPSHelpline@somerset.gov.uk
with the following information:
• Your name
• The name of your child’s school (or ‘EHE’ if Electively Home Educated)
• Times and dates that you are not available for consultation
If email is not possible, then call 01823 357000. Please understand that we are likely to be slower to respond to phone calls.
The Family Pack (click on link below)
Lifestyle resource pack for families
This pack comes as a result of collaboration between PFSA’s (Parent & Family Support Adviser’s) from Sedgemoor & Mendip. Watch Clair’s introduction here: Family packs.mp4
In this pack we approach subjects such as:
Online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Call 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturdays, 1.00pm – 4.30pm)