Supporting young people’s mental health
If your child tells you they are struggling with their mental health or if you suspect this, you should always contact your GP for support and advice.
NHS Mental Health Services
This is a range of free podcasts for parents and carers on topics such as ‘teen sleep’ to ‘supporting children who self harm’.
When emotions explode (Young Minds)
Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Download the poster here:
Kooth – online emotional and mental health support ages 11-18
https://kooth.com/urgent-support for a crisis service
Barnardos Boloh – Helpline and webchat for 11+ for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority children and young people
Shout – for anyone in crisis at anytime
MoodSwings 36 New Mount St, Manchester M4 4DE. Helpline staffed from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday – 0161 832 37 36. Online and Skype support – contact them
on email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/Moodswings-289363603529/
Anna Freud Centre: For parents and carers
Youth Wellbeing Directory – find the right service for your need by location, service name or keyword
Apps with self help strategies reviewed by Anna Freud Centre, including self-harm reduction strategies
The Anna Freud centre has a range of useful resources for adoptive parents, special guardians and foster parents:
Supporting young people with disabilities (local offer, SEND health hub)
Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester
Telephone: 0161 209 8356
For free confidential and impartial information, advice and support about any matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people up to the age of 25 years.
Statutory Assessment Team
Telephone: 0161 245 7439
Enquiries about requests for Education, Health and Care Plans including conversions of SEN Statements.
Home To School Transport Team
Telephone: 0161 219 6400
Enquiries about home to school transport for children with EHC plans. Please note that telephone enquiries are answered by Environment On Call.
Specialist Resource Team
Enquiries about short breaks for children and young people with SEND.
Telephone: 0161 219 2125
New referrals for short Breaks
If your child has never been in receipt of a Short Break, you can call our Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001.
Early Help Hubs
North: 0161 234 1973
Central: 0161 234 1975
South: 0161 234 1977
Supporting our LGBTQ+ community
The Proud Trust – advice and support for the LGBT + youth community
- Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harm which provides extensive resources to help keep children safe online and details of specific online risks, including sexual abuse, criminal exploitation and radicalisation
- CEOP Education provides advice from the NCA on staying safe online
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning (LGfL) has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Keeping children safe online has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including guides on social media, internet connected devices and toys and online games.
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides, and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services