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Resources

There is wide range of charities, helplines, and support centres who can provide information, support and advice about all aspects of parenting and family life.

Charities

CharityWhat they do

Barnardo’s Cymru

Run a number of projects aimed at supporting children, young people and their families.

Action for children

Protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support.

Gingerbread Wales

The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.

NSPCC Cymru

Whether you're working from home with your kids or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, the NSPCC has got tips and advice.

Young Minds

Provide young people with tools to look after their mental health, empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives, and give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world.

Samaritans Cymru

Samaritans is a helpline service which is available 24/7 and is about working with people to create a safe space where they can talk about what is happening, how they’re feeling and help them to find their own way forward.

I Can

A charity working for children with speech and language difficulties.

SNAP Cymru

Free and independent information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

Helplines

HelplineWhat they do

C.A.L.L Mental health helpline

Emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales.

Mind info line

Provides an information and signposting service.

Young Minds parents helpline

Provide young people with tools to look after their mental health, empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives, and give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world.

SNAP Cymru helpline

Provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.

Parenting and family support

Support organisationWhat they do

Family lives

Parenting and family support

Triple P – positive parenting program

Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn't tell you how to be a parent. It's more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It's all about making Triple P work for you.

Re:minds

Supporting families whose children/young people with Autism, ADHD and/or mental health issues.

Home Start Cymru

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.

Autism communication education for life (ACE) centre

Provide a services for individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders.

R.A.P.S Rhondda autism parent support

Provide support, information and fun activities where children with ASD can be who they are, make new friends, experience new activities, siblings can meet up as well.
Supporting children's transition to secondary school A short guide that provides tips for parents and carers to support their child in the preparation and transition to secondary school.

Videos, books, podcasts and activities

ResourceWhat it's about

Nip in the bud

Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions.
Incredible years booksMaterials that develop positive parent-teacher-child relationships and assist in preventing and treating behaviour problems and promoting social, emotional, and academic competence

Words for life

Provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.

BookTrust

Their work in Wales helps children to develop literacy and numeracy skills, and helps parents and carers to support their children to read and learn.
TeachStarter - Memory in kidsThis blog provides activities and games to develop working memory in children.

The association for child and adolescent mental health (blogs/podcasts)

Blogs and podcasts on a range of topics. Podcasts include interviews with some of the world's leading players in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

COVID support

ResourceWhat it is

COVIBOOK (Mindheart)

A short book to support and reassure children about COVID-19. It is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

DO-IT (post covid school resources)

Post Covid-19 School Resources for Primary and Secondary Schools.

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) is a one stop shop, providing free, quality, impartial information on a wide range of Childcare, Children's, Family Support and Family related issues and where relevant a signposting service. Your local authority will have a Family Information Service: