Family Wellbeing: Parents and Children


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Advice on supporting children's mental health from WHO


More general support can be found at Healthy Young Minds: Lancashire, you can advice, guidance and support related to children's mental health and wellbeing. 


NEST Lancashire

Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 8 to18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. You can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge.

Referral form (link)

Support for my child links


Also recommended from the DfE are:



Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality


The Child Bereavement Network

Website: Childhood Bereavement Network 

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting grieving children

Registration: not required


Every Mind Matters (NHS):


Key Stages: early years, foundation stage to key stage 2 and beyond

Description: advice on identifying signs to look out for; where to find support; looking after your own mental health


Helplines and websites for your child and or young person

If your child or young person would like to speak to someone anonymously, they could try calling a helpline or visiting websites such as ChildLine and The Mix.

Shout provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text for anyone at crisis anytime, anywhere.

You can:

  • text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer
  • text with someone who is trained and will provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving

ChildLine provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

You can:

The Mix provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem.

You can:

Young Minds for Parents and Carers provides advice about mental health and behaviour problems in children and young people up to the age of 25. You can call the parents’ and carers’ helpline on 0808 802 5544. Please be aware Young Minds do not provide any direct psychological services and cannot make referrals to the NHS or Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS).


Here are some additional numbers that may prove useful over the coming weeks:

Domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247 (for women)
Men’s advice line 0808 801 0327 (for men)
Respect phoneline (for people who are abusive to partners and want help to stop): 0808 802 4040
Samaritans 116 123
Safeguarding (if you are worried about the safety and welfare of a child) 0300 123 6720, or between 5.00pm - 8.00am on 0300 123 6722
Foodbank: St James' Church in the village continues to have a food bank and supplies are still being given
Citizens Advice 0344 245 1294
Wyre Children and Family Wellbeing Service 01253 741 117


Wellbeing - Parents