Mental Health Resources
MindEd for Families - Information on parenting and supporting young people’s mental health.
Young Minds Parent Helpline - Help, advice and signposting for parents with concerns for their child's mental health. Available by telephone, email or webchat.
Step-by-Step - Free counselling for 11-25 year olds, available by referral for those registered to a GP in Surrey or by self-referral for those registered to a GP in Hampshire.
Youth Counselling Service - Counselling for 12-24 year old with mild to moderate issues living, working or studying within West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It is possible to self-refer to this service.
Guide to CAMHS - A guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for parents and young people.
Jargon Buster - Simple definitions for key terms around mental health.
Anna Freud - Advice and guidance for parents/carers supporting a young person with poor mental wellbeing.
Healthy Surrey - Supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board
Kooth (free online counselling & emotional support for young people) are running some Zoom sessions for parents to introduce them to the service, provide a tour of the site and allow and questions to be answered. To sign up please use the links below:
Tuesday 20th April 6.30pm-7.30pm Registration Link Meeting Link
Wednesday 19th May 7pm-8pm Registration Link Meeting Link
You can watch a quick introduction to Kooth here.
Other Support & Resources
Body Image - Practical advice for parents helping their teens with body image and self-esteem.
Surrey Care Trust - Free mentoring for 11-18 year olds, or for adults who would benefit from support.
Parents' Toolkit - Tips and resources from the BBC to help support your and your child's wellbeing and learning.
Jigsaw South East - Supporting children through the loss of a loved one.
Cruse Bereavement Care - Information, advice and support through grief.
Surrey Young Carers - Support and fun opportunities for young carers.
Surreys Family Help Hub - Information, advice and support on behaviour (from babies to teenagers).
Surrey Family Information Service - A directory of support available to families in Surrey.
Surrey Family & Mediation Services - Not for profit family mediation services, providing practical assistance dealing with separation. Free of costs to those eligible for free legal aid.
Healthy Surrey - Healthy Surrey can help you lead a healthier life
Out-of-hours Advice Line for Neurodevelopmental difficulties - Barnardo's and the National Autistic Society offering advice and support between 5 pm and 11 pm every day of the week. Phone 0300 222 5755.
Emotional support for parents
Self-care - Information on self-care for parents/carers.
Mind Matters - Talking therapies for adults in Surrey experiencing common mental health problems.
Ieso Digital Health - Text-based, online CBT sessions. Free for NHS patients in many areas of the UK.
Qwell - Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support for Surrey SEND parents.
Recovery College - Online courses and audio guides to improve mental health and help manage stress and anxiety.
Headroom - A mental health toolkit from the BBC.