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 single parents
For disabled parents
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.
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.