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 email@example.com 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
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.