Phone
01536 330300

Address
Church Lane, Cranford, Kettering
Northamptonshire. NN14 4AE

Supporting Children and Young People to Manage Anxiety; supporting you and your children 

The Northamprtonshire Healthy Schools Service (working with Public Health Northamptonshire and North Northants Counci) have produced a video workshop to help parents with their own anxiety or supporting their child with theirs.  Click here to watch the workshop.  Alongside the video there is a resource pack with further information for parents. This can be downloaded below.

Managing Anxiety - Parent Pack 

 

Young People’s Well-being Guide for Stressful Situations

The Children’s Society has been researching young people’s well-being for more than 15 years and over that time they've surveyed more than 39,000 young people on how they feel about their lives. The young people they spoke with described lots of things that helped them cope and supported their well-being. The advice they gave could be useful in other stressful situations.  They used this to produce a guide/workbook for young people which you can download here:

Young People's Guide to Stressful Situations 

 

Happy Child Agency

Georgia Hibberd - Specialist Mental Health Teacher, Trainer and Consultant - offers independent and professional mental health support for young people 5-18 years. To get in touch with Georgia and the Happy Child Agency, see the below for contact details:

Happy Child Agency 

 

Top Tips for parents who have separated

The Family Justice & Young Peoples Board (FJYPB) members are children and young people with experience of family law proceedings.   The FJYPB have devised some Top Tips for Parents who are Separated which may assist them to help them think about matters from their child’s perspective. You can see the link below. You can find out more about the FJYPB at www.cafcass.gov.uk

Top Tips 

 

Family Learning

Family Learning courses offer free, fun learning opportunities for parents, carers and children to learn together. All Family Learning courses are taught by experienced and qualified tutors who will help to identify personal learning aims, for you and your children, in a safe and welcoming environment.

To find out more, click here.

 

Budgeting

The Social Inclusion team at Kettering Borough Council would like you to know that there is an online referral form if any families are struggling financially and would benefit from help with switching tariffs on gas and electricity; to check that they are receiving the correct benefits; or if they are struggling to manage their money relating to universal credit payments.

Referral Form 

You can also contact the Trussell Trust to get support for families for financial problems and food banks.

Please see attached leaflets that you may also find useful relating to the Credit Union and Stopping the Wolves Knocking at Your Door:

 

Other information that you may find useful

The Sarah Agnes Foundation is moving to North Park Community Centre (North Park Drive, Kettering, NN16 9LW).  You can make an online referral stating which young person would like to access their counselling service in Kettering.   They do family, individual and couples therapy and counselling. To refer please use the form on their website at http://www.sarahagnesfoundation.org.uk/

 

Links for more useful information and resources for parents

  • Ask Normen - Support for parents (Northamptonshire)

  • MindEd for Families - Advice for families

  • Anna Freud - Advice for parents regarding mental health in primary school aged children

  • Service 6 - Self-harm information pack for parents

  • Young Minds - Parents A-Z guide for supporting children experiencing mental health problems

  • Young Minds - Parental guide for supporting children with challenging behaviour

  • Mind - The Mind guide to parenting with a mental health problem

  • Family Lives - Advice for parents, including a confidential helpline or live chat

  • Parent Talk - Support for parents from Action For Children