As we look forward to the summer holiday, we recognise that some children, young people, and families may be finding things tough right now. The following is a list of support where you can go to get some ideas to help with a child's wellbeing, or get advice, support, or help at this time. Click the names directly to be taken to the appropriate website.
Local Authority Directory of Services
Salford Children and families • Salford City Council
Mental Health and Wellbeing
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. There are however, services from other organisations which are available by website or phone/text:
NHS Mental Health Services
Young Minds - Supporting Parents Helpfinder
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about Covid, working from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact, make for a stressful household. Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Young Minds - When Emotions Explode
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.
Online emotional and mental health support ages 11-18, including the dedicated crisis service.
Call: 116 123
Family support with lockdown and Covid 19 stresses
Helpline and webchat for 11+ for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority children and young people
Shout – for anyone in crisis at any time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook
Anna Freud Centre
For adoptive parents, special guardians and foster parents
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
Childline – online and on the phone
Report online abuse via CEOP
We wish you and your family a healthy and safe summer.