Place2Be is a children's mental health charity, they believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone. Their website contains a wealth of useful information and practical tips for parents to support their children's wellbeing and behaviour, including articles about: friendship issues, boundaries, routines, online safety, and their transition to secondary school.
Birmingham City Council have pre-paid for every parent in Birmingham to access a parenting course. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents of children from bump to 19. Learn about how your child develops, and get tips to manage their behaviour. Just enter the access code COMMUNITY at the top of the page to claim.
In addition, our local children’s centre, Holland House, offers a 5-week parenting programme for parents and carers of children up to the age of 8. For further information please call Holland House Children’s Centre on 0121 752 1860.
Mental health support
In these difficult times we have to look after our mental health. For young people aged 11 to 25 there are forums, guides and counselling available at Kooth.
If your child is 0 to 25 years old and needs support, go to Pause, who provide support for parents and carers who are concerned about their child or young person’s wellbeing or call Pause on 0207 841 4470.
Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555.
For urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099.
Advice for Parents: Developing Positive Parent-Child Relationships & Behaviour Management
Incredible Years act on the belief “that a child is the most precious of all human beings, and the ability to withstand the emotional and social challenges as a teenager, clearly rests upon a caring relationship between parent, teacher and child.”
Their mission is to advance the social and emotional behaviour of children of all ethnic groups, through a series of interlocking parent, teacher and child programmes supported by more than thirty years of clinically proven worldwide research.
Their goal is to deliver evidence-based programmes and materials that develop positive parent-teacher-child relationships and assist in preventing and treating behaviour problems and promoting social, emotional, and academic competence before a child becomes an adult.
Dragonfly Impact Education passionately believe that wellbeing is central to a person’s capacity to flourish in all areas of their life and reach their full potential. And wellbeing is not just about the physical – for them mental and emotional health are just as essential. They have created a booklet to give parents some tips on dealing with anxiety.