Parenting 2000 provides emotional and practical support and guidance for children and young people and families. Activities are delivered across Sefton from Parenting 2000’s two centres, from community venues, including a GP’s surgery, schools, HM Prisons and remotely via online platforms.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , telephone: 01704 380047/07464 5444314
Venus - is an organisation for women, families, children and young people and homeless people with multiple and complex needs. We offer support, advice, information and activities. Contact Details: Tel: 0151 474 4744
The Anna Freud Centre recommends:
Public Health England (PHE) has released new guidance for parents and carers on how to support the mental health of children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak. Information includes:
YoungMinds have a Parents Helpline accessible via the phone, email or webchat for free, confidential advice.
Every Mind Matters – NHS Advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Living Well Sefton - is a FREE service supporting people with issues that may be affecting their health and wellbeing. Healthy eating, stop smoking, weight management mental health, physical activity, alcohol As part of the service, there are a number of Living Well Mentors to talk to and they work with you on a one-to-one basis to identify health areas to see where small tweaks can be made but may have a big impact on improving your health. Contact - 0300 323 0181 - LWS@seftoncvs.org.uk
Reach Mens Centre - Based in South Sefton we provide a range of services aimed at reducing social isolation and improving the mental health of men in the area. We run a drop-in service where men can meet, play pool, dart etc. and gain skills through various courses. They can also get support through our one to one counselling service or support groups.
Samaritans offer support round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on 116 123. This number is FREE to call to receive support.
Sean's Place is a Mental Health and Wellbeing centre providing free mental health and wellbeing support to men in Sefton/Liverpool.
Swan Women's Centre - Supporting women to achieve mental well-being and providing services for women who experience anxiety, depression, stress or mental health issues. Phone: 0151 933 3292 Email: email@example.com
Be willing to talk. They will already have heard something. Silence and secrets do not protect our children. Honesty and openness do. Think about how much they will understand. You know them best. Download these tips [PDF format].
Allow your child to talk freely. Ask them open questions and find out how much they already know.
Always answer their questions truthfully. Think about how old your child is and how much they can understand.
Your child may be scared or confused. Give them space to share how they are feeling and let them know you are there for them.
It is fine to say “We don’t know, but we are working on it; or we don’t know, but we think.” Use this as an opportunity to learn something new with your child!
Explain that COVID-19 has nothing to do with the way someone looks, where they are from, or what language they speak. Tell your child that we can be compassionate to people who are sick and those who are caring for them. Look for stories of people who are working to stop the outbreak and are caring for sick people.
Check to see if your child is okay. Remind them that you care and that they can talk to you anytime. Then do something fun together!