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Parent Wellbeing

Where can I find support as a parent?

Meeting other parents

Children’s centres are a great place to meet other parents without having to worry about childcare – and they’re a good opportunity to swap tips, get advice or share concerns. You can also find out about parent and child groups from your local Family Information Service.

Your local Family Information Service (FIS) will also have guidance and resources on everything from activities and childcare options to financial help and understanding your rights.

Finding events online

We recommend downloading Hoop – its a UK-wide app that lists events for parents and children under 11.

Connecting with other parents:

The following websites and apps can help you find other parents in your area to connect with:g

For dads

For single parents

For disabled parents

Additional support

As well tackling any concerns you might have about your child, your health visitor and GP are interested in your health, too. If you think talking to someone confidentially would help, your GP can also tell you about counselling options.

If you are currently feeling low, listening organisations including the Samaritans (tel: 116 123) and, for men, CALM (0800 58 58 58) can help you talk it through.

Want more advice or support?

You can talk via online chat to our family support workers and get advice specific to your situation and your family.

Visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk/talk

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