Wellbeing support for children and parents
Gov UK provides the latest government advice about dealing with children's mental health.
Samaritans whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans can be contacted on 01743 369696 /116 123 (UK), they are open 7 days a week.
Shropshire Council General Enquiries can signpost you to different types of support in our area 03456789000.
Social Care First Point of contact is for adults who require first-time help, support or advice about social care 0345 678 9044 (Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5pm, and on Friday from 8.45am to 4pm). For emergency calls, you can still call the out of hours service on 0345 678 9040.
Beam is available for phone-based support for children and young people. They will offer advice and support on any concerns relating to mental and emotional wellbeing.
Autism West Midlands offers a specialist service, providing support for adults and children with autism.
Triple P – which gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing.
The Incredible Years – a series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research, which aims to prevent and treat young children's behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence.
MindEd for Families – advice and information from trusted experts to help improve understanding of mental health problems, and how parents and carers can best support their families.
Shropshire Larder – Offers financial support, emergency food and community projects.
Find a local Foodbank – Food banks are grassroots, community organisations aimed at supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life. If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, you can call The Trussell Trust’s confidential free helpline on 0808 208 2138 (open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm); or you can contact your local foodbank – details of which can be found on the following website