Parents & Carers
Information and support for parents and carers
Across the South Tees there are many opportunities for parents and carers to access support. On this page, there are some helpful links to information and support available. If you know of anything else that is available to parents / carers across South Tees, please let the HeadStart team know and we can keep this page updated.
Directory of Bereavement Services for Teesside. This document is a list of services (local and national) presented alphabetically, providing a service description, contact details and the service user groups these services work with/support e.g Adults, Children and Young People. – Tees Directory New 15.02.21
Middlesbrough Local Offer – Middlesbrough Local Offer
The Local Offer is where we have brought together useful information for children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. It is here to help you find information, advice and guidance about the types of services and support available to you in our local area. We have worked in partnership with Parents4Change and young people to develop our offer and will continue to do so to ensure you can access the right support at the right time.
Young Minds Parental helpline – Young Minds Parental Helpline
Call the Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. Call them for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic – Helpful information from Young Minds
Parenting survival guide – Survival Guide
Here are some really helpful wellbeing guides for parents produced by Oxford Owl. There are two seperate guides for primary and secondary aged children.
Primary guide – Primary wellbeing guide
Secondary guide – Secondary wellbeing guide
The Place Network – https://charliewaller.org/parent-support
The PLACE Network aims to develop, promote, and sustain parent and carer support and involvement in children and young people’s mental health across the UK. Parents and carers with lived experience of supporting a child with mental health issues and professionals with an interest in parent support meet monthly to share practice and ideas.
One of key objectives of the PLACE Network is to connect existing parent and carer support groups/projects or those with an interest in developing one.
Learning Disability Matters – https://learningdisabilitymatters.co.uk/
This is the North Cumbria and North East Parent Carer website (Learning Disability Matters for Parent Carers) which has recently been developed (the group are also in the process of developing an app) primarily for parent of people with learning disabilities and or autism.
Links & Resources
Local network supporting young people and those delivering activities to work together
- The Junction: Redcar
Support, advice and guidance for young people
- National Youth Agency
The NYA is the national body for youth work in England,
- UK Youth
UK Youth is a leading national charity committed to ensuring all young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.
- British Youth Council
The BYC empower young people across the UK to have a say and be heard.
- Ambition Uk
Nationwide charity offering opportunities for young people
- Youth Unemployment
Organisation that campaigns against Youth Unemployment
- National Advocacy Service
Provides advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them.
- Government Youth Action Group
The Youth Action Group brings together national youth charities to advise ministers and officials on developing and carrying out policy for disadvantaged young people.
Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience gives youths a clearer idea of what they want from their future.
- National Trans Youth Network
A network of trans youth groups across the UK. We represent young trans people across all areas of the UK
- National Council for Voluntary Organisations
NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society.
- Time To Change
A growing movement of people committed to changing how we all think and act about mental health problems
- Trinity Centre Youth Club
Trinity Youth and Children’s Project is here to help young people growing up in North Ormesby and their families flourish.
- Family Information Service
Family Information Service (Directory of services within Middlesbrough)
- Five Lamps
Youth Services and activities provided by Five Lamps
- Hemlington Linx
Linx runs open access youth clubs Monday – Friday across different wards in Middlesbrough for young people aged 10-19 and up to 25 with Special Educational Needs.
- Middlesbrough Community Learning
Options and services for young people leaving school within Middlesbrough
- The Prince’s Trust
Opportunities for young people, provided through The Prince’s Trust
- Youth Homeless North East
Information, support and guidance for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Child Deaf Youth Project
Supporting deaf children and young people within the North East
- Safe In Tees Valley
Working in partnership to develop opportunities to create safer communities
Community groups development organisation, offering opportunities for sport based community groups to grow and develop
- Myplace Middlesbrough
Website for Myplace Middlesbrough. This is a youth centre offering youth based activities
- Young Minds
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Safer internet
Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
If you are part of an organisation that offers something to Middlesbrough children, young people and their families and would like to be listed on our website, please get in touch.