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 email@example.com 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
Resources for primary age children
Activities and websites – Activities for children during coronavirus
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
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.