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Advice for families

Families, parenting and healthy relationships

Managing family life can be tough - limited time to rest, balancing work and childcare commitments, supporting your child's schoolwork, keeping in touch with others and staying safe. There is a wide range of free advice and support available on-line to help you manage a calm, stable family life during this difficult time. Most of the links below have specific sections on managing the lockdown, speaking with children about COVID-19, keeping each other safe and maintaining healthy relationships.

Support for parents

Speaking to your children about returning to school

Barnardos - See, hear, respond

NSPCC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

Young Minds - Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

Unicef: Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19

Mental Health Foundation: Returning to school after the coronavirus lockdown

Healthy relationships with your child

Family Links Nurture

My Kids Time

Triple P

Net Mums

Family Lives
 

Safe parenting - putting your child first

NSPCC

Action for Children

CAFCASS – Family Courts

Barnardo’s
 

Supporting children with additional needs

Council for Disabled Children

SCOPE

National Autistic Society

CHADD (ADHD)

Gateshead Local Offer

COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children
 

Adult relationships

Relate

Couple Connection

Space for us too

If you have a social/family support worker, you can talk to them about the 'Relationships Matter' programme or call 0191 433 433 3355 for details.
 

Domestic abuse

Home may not be the safe place it should be. Contact Northumbria Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency and dial 55 if unable to speak.

Gateshead Domestic Abuse Team can be contacted directly on 0191 433 3333.

Domestic Abuse Helpline

Women’s Aid

Refuge

Men’s Advice Line
 

Keep well, stay in control

Just like our physical health, our emotional wellbeing needs care and attention.

NHS: Stress, anxiety and depression

Mind

Samaritans

Humankind
 

Life balance

Live Life to the Full

Action for Happiness
 

Supporting and engaging your children

Activities for children of all ages

Change4Life: Activities

Activity Village

Gateshead Libraries Children's Team - Twitter

Woodland Trust

Tyne and Wear Museums

Live Science

Save the Children

Sport England

Our Gateshead: Things to do
 

Activities for younger children

Cbeebies

Hungry Little Minds

Easy Peasy

Seven Stories - Twitter

Gateshead Children's Centres

Family Information Service and directory
 

Support for home schooling

Many parents are now responsible for home schooling alongside work and other commitments. Most schools are providing useful links to learning resources on their websites, through direct email or on social media platforms. Extra help is available online.

BBC Bitesize

Oak National Academy

Twinkl

Home Education UK
 

Wellbeing of children and young people

It's normal for your children to feel worried or anxious right now.

RISE

Kooth

Young Minds

The Mix

Childline

Child Bereavement UK

Growing Healthy Gateshead
 

Staying safe online

More time at home often means more screen time for children. Keep it safe - supervise and set parental controls.

Net Aware

Thinkuknow

If you have concerns about the safety of a child you should phone Gateshead Children's Services on 0191 433 2653 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm or 0191 477 0844 out of hours, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Further details are available on our worried about a child in Gateshead webpage.

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