Children and Families
Postnatal Peer Support Group by Home-Start
These newly launched virtual groups are relaxed and informal with support from a counsellor and child care professional and four other families over the course of five sessions.
Surrey Family Information Service
Signposting to online parenting and family sessions, support from your local Family Centre, wellbeing and financial advice during isolation.
Baby Buddy App
An excellent free interactive App with over 300 short video clips from parents and professionals sharing useful advice including looking after your emotional wellbeing.
Perinatal Mental Health Service and Parent Infant Mental Health Service
For families in Surrey who are struggling with significant mental health problems during pregnancy and the early years. Your health visitor can connect you to these services or contact your GP for support.
Useful tips and ideas for how to support your children with worries or mental health problems:
Online mental wellbeing support for children from 10 years upwards in Surrey including a virtual chat with a trained member of the team.
Jigsaw South East
Supports bereaved children and young people and those facing loss of a loved one.
Children and Family Health Surrey Advice Line
08:00-17:00 Monday-Friday exc Bank Holidays, for families with children from 0-19 living in Surrey of all backgrounds including those facing homelessness and Gypsy, Roma Traveller and other groups.
Advice from the health visiting team on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.
Telephone: 01883 340922
One-to-One Peer Support by Home-Start
Individual support by telephone/Facetime from a trained volunteer or family coordinator including emotional support with a newborn, practical food/supplies drop off, preparing families and children for school, and support for bereavement, disability or illness.
For new or soon-to-be fathers offering practical information on everything from crying and bonding with your baby to supporting your partner. Download from your App store and select your NHS Hospital Trust for local support and services.
Surrey Wellbeing Parenting Facebook Page
A new resource specifically to help parents weather the COVID-19 storm with ideas and tips to help you meet the emotional and developmental needs of your children right now.
Free Online Parenting Guides: From Pregnancy to Teenage Years
Online guides to help you understand your child’s emotional development to improve your relationship. For children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Surrey Virtual Wellbeing
New resources to connect you with a wide range of online activities and support groups to access the help you need during current lock-down measures.
Every Mind Matters
Simple and practical advice from how to deal with stress and anxiety to improving your mood. Learn to spot the signs of common mental health conditions and what to do if you are worried about someone.
Local Health Information for Families (with children age 0-19)
Details on health and care services that can offer support for you and your children from health visitors, school nurses and therapists including infant feeding and antenatal support.
Children and Young People Havens
Children and young people CYP (Children and Young People’s) Havens offer a safe place for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.