Websites, apps and phone numbers


Headscape. Mental health check in site. A site for children from 6 to 25 years old to check in on how they are feeling:

Young Minds. Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered.

NSPCC. Supporting children with their mental health questions.

Mental Health Foundation. Learning how to prevent, change and address the status quo surrounding mental health.

Mind. The mental health charity providing information and support.

NHS. A site providing links to sites relating to mental health.

Samaritans. For support and advice for anyone struggling with their mental health.

The local Family Centre run the Parenting Puzzle at Sure Start Children’s Centre Tel: 01883 348641

Family Lives is a charity whose aim is to help support parents and carers to deal with all aspects of family life. It provides this through a 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on its website, live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups.  Telephone 0808 800 2222 E-mail

Young Minds Parents Helpline is a free and confidential national helpline for anyone worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline provides information and professional advice. Telephone 08088 025544 Website

Connect Counselling Service Connect is a counselling service with a Christian ethos that is open to all offering help and support to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of problems and difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, inability to cope, relationship issues, bereavement and more. Tel 01276 24210 E-mail

The Family Information Service (FIS) offers a free and impartial information and signposting service on all aspects of family life for parents of children and young people aged 0 – 25. This could be something like helping you find out about local events and activities for your child, or pointing you in the right direction when you need a bit of extra support.

The FIS can be contacted using the following methods:


Telephone: 0300 200 1004


A comprehensive Family Information Directory to find services, support groups, activities, events and more. This directory can be found at:

We also recommend this organisation for neuro-linguistic programming for children:

Apps For adults:





Help Lines:

Samaritans. 116 123

NHS. 0800 1111

Shout. Text 85258 to start a live text chat with an advisor.