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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. You don’t even need to worry about childcare! They’re good for swapping tips, getting advice or sharing any concerns you might have. Your local Family Information Service (FIS) can connect you with parent and child groups in your area.

Your FIS will also have guidance and resources. These cover a wide range of topics including:

  • activities;
  • childcare options;
  • financial help;
  • 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:

For dads

For single parents

For disabled parents

More support

Your health visitor and GP can tackle any concerns you might have about your child. But they’re also interested in your health. Sometimes it can help to speak to someone confidentially. If you think that would be useful, your GP can tell you about counselling options.

If you are currently feeling low, you can contact a listening organisation. The Samaritans (tel: 116 123) and, for men, CALM (0800 58 58 58) can help you talk through whatever you’re going through.

Want extra advice or support?

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

Visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk/talk

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