Support for parents/carers

Wakefield Families Together have a useful document on EBSA ‘Emotionally based school avoidance’. It can be a worrying time for you as a parent when your child is having difficulty attending school. Often the situation can be extremely challenging and overwhelming and can leave you feeling like you don’t know what to do.  Please take a look at the document here.

Young Minds have created a useful ‘Supporting Parents Helpfinder’. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child’s mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

The NSPCC have put together some useful tips and ways to access support, specifically aimed at parents and carers.

The NHS have a comprehensive list of support organisations for both adults and children.

Taking exams can be stressful. Here are some links to well known external sources which have an array of tips on how to deal with exam pressure.

  • Specific advice for young people on how to self-care during exams is offered by Childline and YoungMinds
  • Tips for parents/carers on how to support their child during exams from NHS and YoungMinds

Wakefield Council have a document on the Cost of Living crisis.

Wakefield Council have a booklet if you are worried about a young person.

Turning Point Wakefield have two helpful documents. Hidden Harm | Drug and Alcohol Advice