This page is designed to provide information to enable and empower families to find advice, guidance, help and support in one easily, accessible place. Please click on any of the areas below, for more information and direct links to helpful websites.
ChildLine is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, pregnancy and substance misuse.
Telephone: 0800 1111
The purpose of the site is to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also provides information on articles, local events and holistic therapies.
There is a vast number of OFSTED registered childcare providers in Nottingham and the local area. Please click on the links below for more information.
Are you worried about your relationship or having problems with a partner? Do you feel frightened, threatened; has a partner been violent, or cruel to you? Domestic violence can happen to anyone – you don’t have to go through it alone. Please find links below for more information.
Drugs and Alcohol Advice Contacts
Compass offer a confidential and free service for anyone eighteen and under, living in Nottingham City.
Telephone: 0115 924 8232
CAMHS Head 2 Head Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Help young people with emotional, mental health problems and substance problems. Opening times are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, although they will work late visits and weekends if arranged in advance.
Telephone: 0115 956 0842 or E-mail CAHMS.H2HTeam@nottshc.nhs.uk
Please click here for the website.
Above the influence
Above the influence is a project for you if you are a child or young person and worried that someone in your family is using drugs or alcohol, or has been in the past for help, advice and support.
This webste provides information on drugs and alcohol misuse, including legal highs. There is a live chat each day from 2:00p.m. untill 6:00p.m.
Telephone advice and online support for advice on education, exclusions and bullying is widely avaliable. Below is one of many websites.
Expert help for ‘dads’
A news, information and social network site for all ‘dads’ everywhere, to share and discuss their most important job ever, fatherhood! The website includes a dads space 121 ~ an online space to help fathers stay in contact with their children.
A child and family law advice line, which also specilises in adoption. Open from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 0207 636 8505
Expert help for families
‘Netmums’ has a range of parent supporters who can offer on-line support and advice to families with everyday problems ranging from domestic abuse to post-natal depression, and special needs to relationship issues.
Small Steps Big Changes
Small Steps Big Changes is Nottingham’s 10 year “A Better Start” Big Lottery Funded Programme to improve the outcomes of 0-3 years olds. Headed up by CityCare, a third sector provider of community health services, SSBC is a new partnership between, the City Council, Health partners, Voluntary sector Organisation, Parents, Families and Communities. The programme focuses on children, parents and communities in Arboretum, Aspley, Bulwell and St Anns.
Lone Parent Services
Online facilitated social networking support for lone parents, provided by the Single Action Parent Network.
Gingerbread is a registered charity which provides advice, support and campaigns for single parent families.
Round the clock confidential help and advice for all parents and carers.
Telephone: 0808 800 2222
Parents concerned about children’s mental health
Young Minds Parents’ Information service. Mental health helpline and website. Telephone line open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
0808 802 5544
Parents concerned about their relationship
A self-help website for parents who want to change their relationship for the better.
Parents involved with Social Care Services
Family rights group advice service. Telephone advice and online support for parents of children who are involved with or need social care services.Telephone line open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
0808 801 0366
Services for parents of disabled children
Telephone and online support for parents and carers of disabled children.