Children and Families

Postnatal Peer Support Group by Home-Start

These newly launched virtual groups are relaxed and informal with support from a counsellor and child care professional and four other families over the course of five sessions.

Email: enquiries@home-start-elmbridge.org.uk

Surrey Family Information Service

Signposting to online parenting and family sessions, support from your local Family Centre, wellbeing and financial advice during isolation.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-andcommunity/families

Baby Buddy App

An excellent free interactive App with over 300 short video clips from parents and professionals sharing useful advice including looking after your emotional wellbeing.

Website: www.bestbeginnings.org.uk

Perinatal Mental Health Service and Parent Infant Mental Health Service

For families in Surrey who are struggling with significant mental health problems during pregnancy and the early years. Your health visitor can connect you to these services or contact your GP for support.

Young Minds

Useful tips and ideas for how to support your children with worries or mental health problems:

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/forparents/supporting-your-child-during-thecoronavirus-pandemic/

Kooth.com

Online mental wellbeing support for children from 10 years upwards in Surrey including a virtual chat with a trained member of the team.

Website: www.kooth.com

Jigsaw South East

Supports bereaved children and young people and those facing loss of a loved one.

Website: www.jigsawsoutheast.org.uk

Children and Family Health Surrey Advice Line

08:00-17:00 Monday-Friday exc Bank Holidays, for families with children from 0-19 living in Surrey of all backgrounds including those facing homelessness and Gypsy, Roma Traveller and other groups.

Advice from the health visiting team on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.

Telephone: 01883 340922

One-to-One Peer Support by Home-Start

Individual support by telephone/Facetime from a trained volunteer or family  coordinator including emotional support with a newborn, practical food/supplies drop off, preparing families and children for school, and support for bereavement, disability or illness.

Website: www.homestartelmbridge.org.uk/getsupport/

DadPad App

For new or soon-to-be fathers offering practical information on everything from crying and bonding with your baby to supporting your partner. Download from your App store and select your NHS Hospital Trust for local support and services.

Website: www.thedadpad.co.uk

Surrey Wellbeing Parenting Facebook Page

A new resource specifically to help parents weather the COVID-19 storm with ideas and tips to help you meet the emotional and developmental needs of your children right now.

Facebook:  @SurreyWellbeing-Partnership

Free Online Parenting Guides: From Pregnancy to Teenage Years

Online guides to help you understand your child’s emotional development to improve your relationship. For children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Website: www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/services/free-online-guides-families

Surrey Virtual Wellbeing

New resources to connect you with a wide range of online activities and support groups to access the help you need during current lock-down measures.

Website: www.virtualwellbeing.healthysurrey.org.uk

Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice from how to deal with stress and anxiety to improving your mood. Learn to spot the signs of common mental health conditions and what to do if you are worried about someone.

Website: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Local Health Information for Families (with children age 0-19)

Details on health and care services that can offer support for you and your children from health visitors, school nurses and therapists including infant feeding and antenatal support.

Website: www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk

Children and Young People Havens

Children and young people CYP (Children and Young People’s) Havens offer a safe place for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.

Website: www.cyphaven.net