There are lots of websites, links and resources being shared to help support families in this time of uncertainty.  We will update this page with information we think you may find useful.

The Centre is currently open for staff and pre booked appointments only but we can be contacted via email at info@theredoak.org.uk or on 01737 645908 if you need advice or have queries or questions you need support with. Although we can not run all our services as normal during this time we are all working hard to continue to support families in the local area.

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

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

 

Mental health & Wellbeing

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

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

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