Family Wellbeing Portal

Parenting Support and Guidance

“Raising children can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster! And that’s why mums and dads need all the support they can get – not only to help them through the joys and challenges of being a parent, but also to keep their own relationship strong. Here’s a selection of articles to help you to build a healthy family.” Care for the Family



“Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. We’ve got parenting tips for all stages of your child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.” NSPCC



“During this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.” Families Under Pressure

Supporting the Safe use of Technology




“Help your child get the most out of the internet and protect your child online.” Thinkuknow



“It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.” NSPCC




“Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.”

Supporting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing




“There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.” NHS





“We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.” YoungMinds





“We support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing.” Barnado’s

Child Protection and Safeguarding




“Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.” NSPCC


“We all want children and young people to enjoy participating in sport – and parents play a key role in that.

Whether you’re a parent, a coach or a safeguarding official, here you’ll find all you need to know about getting parents involved and how they can encourage children’s safe participation in sport.” Child Protection in Sport Unit




“Keeping our children safe at all times is a big worry for most parents. We worry about them when they are at school, home or when they are playing out of sight. Family Lives understands the concern parents feel when letting their children explore their environment independently.” FamilyLives

Bullying and Friendships




A wide variety of advice and support for parents on the issue of bullying.





“Help and advice for adults and children dealing with bullying.” National Bullying Helpline


“A guide to supporting young people with their friendships.” The Children’s Society

Promoting Positive Childhood Experiences



“Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Many can be done at home and in your garden.” National Trust




“This is our list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years: a suggestion of titles to read before you’re 14.” BookTrust




Advice for parents on diet and supporting your family in living an active lifestyle.

Advice on Parenting During Coronavirus



“Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” Public Health England




“Tips on how to talk to your child about the Coronavirus.” Blackpool Better  Start




Advice on parenting during a pandemic.