Here are lots of useful websites, links and resources to help support families in this time of uncertainty.

We will regularly update this page with resources we think will be helpful.

Although we can not run all our services as normal during this time, we can be contacted via email at info@theredoak.org.uk or on 01737 645908 if you need advice or have any questions you need support with.

Where to get extra support in your community – Where to get extra support leaflet

Your local Food Club information –Local Food Clubs

Help and Support in Merstham – Need help_ and support in Merstham

The 0-19 years Health Advice Line – The 0-19 Advice Line is open everyday Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) 8am – 5pm. If you have a child aged 0-19 years old and need advice on any child health related issues, including development, sleep, parenting, feeding, weaning…then contact the advice line. Tel: 01883 340 922  – https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/

Advice for families – Advice and support for families during COVID-19 (2)

A positive parenting guide – NSPCC positive parenting guide for all ages

Useful Organisations for Fathers & those waiting to be Fathers –  Information and Advice for Fathers

Support for parents during conflict – Support for parents during conflict

Anxiety Support – a resource pack for children of all ages – Anxiety Resource Pack

Tips on setting boundaries with children at home – Setting Boundaries

HENRY  – Henry are passionate about babies and young children getting the best possible start in life. This means supporting the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes, creating healthier and happier home environments, and building healthier communities.  Throughout the pandemic Henry have been providing free emotional and practical support sessions online for parents facing new or greater challenges.  See what support they can offer you, or someone you know, right now clicking on this link – See, Hear, Respond | HENRY
and Coronavirus support for families | HENRY

Mental health & Wellbeing

Remembering the importance of self-care. Some days can be really hard. Please know there is advice and support for your mental health through the Healthy Surrey page and their website:

Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing website and resources – Adult mental health and wellbeing – Healthy Surrey

Surrey well-being partnership – https://www.facebook.com/Surrey-Wellbeing-Partnership-103386114667958/

Supporting parental wellbeing – Supporting Parental Wellbeing During COVID-19

Resource Pack – educational_psychology-_coronavirus_covid_resource_pack

Help to quit smoking – QuitForCovid Info

Family wellbeing resources pack from Surrey County Council, Family Learning & Surrey Adult Learning- Family wellbeing during uncertain times resources pack

Resources for babies and preschool children

Redhill Baby Café – virtual groups are running every Wednesday morning until they can re-open again.
Here is the link to their website – https://www.thebabycafe.org/baby-cafes/redhill-and-reigate-area-baby-cafe/

The NHS 0-19 child health team – https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/news/covid-19-coronavirus-guidance

Healthy Start – At The Red Oak Family Centre we accept Healthy Start Vouchers in exchange for vitamins for children and mothers.
With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins for babies and children.  To find out more about Healthy Start Vouchers and to check if you are entitled to them speak to your Midwife, Health Visitor or check out this link https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Resources for primary age children

Activities and websites – Activities for children during coronavirus

Young Minds –  https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/beano-resilience-lesson-plans

Place2Be provides mental health support to children in UK schools – Improving children’s mental health in schools – Place2Be

Mindfulness and calming challenges for children – Mindfulness

Dave the Dog- an easy story to help young children understand coronavirus  Dave the Dog Covid-19 Story

Education Development Trust (EDT) and Elklan, have developed Family Resources, fun and friendly guides for parents to support their 2-4 year-old’s communication skills.

Resources for teenagers

How to handle difficult behaviour – Older children

Family Links Coronavirus guide for parenting teenagers

 

Barnardo’s helpline for BAME families impacted by COVID

Barnardo’s have launched a new free telephone helpline and web chat facility for children, young people and families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who are suffering the long-lasting and wide-ranging impact of Covid-19. Barnardo’s specialist advisors will aim to provide on-going support on a complex range of issues including mental health, bereavement, family break-down, neglect, back to school, parenting advice, counselling, family stress, discrimination, barriers to services and more.

helpline.barnardos.org.uk/helpline