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Support for parents | NSPCC
Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The NSPCC have got parenting tips for all stages of your child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

First Response Service | DPT
Phone: 0808 196 8708
The First Response Service (FRS) puts you and your mental health first, providing a service seven days a week, 365 days a year. Callers either experiencing a mental health crisis, or have concerns about someone’s mental wellbeing can now access mental health care, advice and guidance 24/7. The FRS will work closely with you, your family/carers and social networks to access the right care at the right time in the right place.

Mind mental health support
This page explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, the support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children.

Get medical help – NHS 111
Phone: 111
NHS 111 can help if you, your child, or a family member have an urgent medical problem and you are not sure what to do – NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Samaritans
Phone: 116 123.
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a free number available 24/7 365 days per year.

Shout
Phone: 85258
24/7 crisis text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text SHOUT to 85258 – aim to respond as quickly as possible.

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. The service offers advice to young people under 35 who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. The service offers a helpline and downloadable support resources. Topics include, safety plans, distraction techniques, coping strategies, hope book, conversation starters, coping with exams and change, etc