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This page is designed to provide you with information to support your own wellbeing, as well as guidance to help support your child’s wellbeing. If you would like any further advice beyond what is available on this page, then please contact your child’s setting to talk to a member of staff. Each academy’s website has a page entitled ‘Safeguarding & Pastoral’, where you will find information about key safeguarding and pastoral staff.

The following websites offer guidance for parents/carers about self-care and maintaining your own wellbeing.

The Anna Freud Centre explores the importance of parents/carers looking after their own wellbeing.

Young Minds offers tips for parents about supporting their child whilst also caring for yourself.

Young Minds also have a Parents Helpline and Webchat.

The websites listed below provide guidance and support for parents/carers on a range of issues affecting children and young people.

The NSPCC website provides guidance and tips for all stages of a child’s life, including advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) has an active Facebook group, where they regularly share key updates, information about events and training opportunities for parents, children and professionals.

Dan Hawbrook, the LSCP’s E-Safety Officer, has a You Tube channel where he posts videos about online safety, featuring tips for parents/carers.

Mental Health Support

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds

Free training, provided by the Virtual College, on ‘Talking to your child about emotional resilience and self-harm’. The training can be found here.