Local support for parents, carers, young people and families

Bringing up children is a lot of fun but can also have its challenges, when receiving some advice would be helpful. We hope these pages will provide you with information that you will find useful. 

 

If you are a parent, a grandparent or carer and live in the Frimley Health and Care area covering East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham (that includes Ascot, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and North East Hampshire and Farnham), we're offering you free access to NHS-backed, online parenting courses and guides which include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts. Topics include: 

  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby 

  • Understanding your baby 

  • Understanding your child 0 to 19 years 

  • Understanding your teenager’s brain 

If you would like to find out more or sign up please click the following link: 

www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/maternity/caring-for-your-baby-and-yourself/register-for-free-online-parenting-courses/ 

If you are planning a family, having your first or even your fourth child, the Frimley Maternity website holds a wealth of information to support you and your partner throughout this whole journey and through the years of parenting. Visit the link below to find out more

www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/maternity  

Home Start- s a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children 5 and under through their challenging times. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.’ Visit the website below to get in contact with your local area team.  

Home-Start UK (home-start.org.uk) 

Buckinghamshire Family inofrmation Service Click here 

 

Berkshire 

Bracknell forest Children and family services click here  

Slough: Children, young people and families – Slough Borough Council click here 

Windsor and Maidenhead: Children and families | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead click  here 

Surrey County Council family information service 

Click here 

 

Jigsaw helps local families in financial need by providing good quality, pre-owned clothing, toys, and equipment for children aged 0-5, through the generous donations of the local community.

Click here 

 

If you're looking for ideas for fun, stimulating activities with your pre-school child, check out Hungry Little Minds for a range of ideas for youngsters, from newborns to the age of five

Supporting a young person’s mental health can often feel daunting but there is support out there for them and you. 

We have created a mental health resource page where you can find all the local support available in your area including counselling and helplines available in one place. Link to our mental health resource page.  

Please do also look at our mental health section for condition specific advice and emotional wellbeing during covid click here 

Visit our Young People’s sections are filled with advice and local resources for: 

  • Sexual health and contraception 

  • Drug, alcohol and smoking services and help 

  • School difficulties including bullying and exam pressure 

  • Gender identity and sexuality 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, remember you are NOT alone and help is available here 

 

For advice on other issues that may be affecting you and/or other members of your household, see our Home/Community Support page

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