Parent Support Networks, Advice and Services

Parent Support Networks, Organisations and Advice

Alongside our PSA, there are lots of different services and support networks available for parents and carers. Many offer parenting tips for all stages of a child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

Click on the logos below to access any of these services or support networks.

Starfish is an extension of your family – we’re here to help build a community of support. If we don’t offer a service, we help connect you with trusted resources for education, job training, counselling, or life-needs such as food or housing. Alliance Psychological Services has been providing a range of counselling and psychological therapies services to communities for over 20 years and have become the largest, most trusted provider across Teesside.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Our care and support services offer help for vulnerable people facing a range of challenges. We also offer a range of housing support services including money advice, extra care schemes to help people live independently for longer, adaptations to homes, help with anti-social behaviour and more.
If you feel your family or a family you know would benefit from support you can contact Help Point. Help Point is here for families with children and young people aged 0-19 to get the right help, at the right time, in the right place. Contact 01642 527225 (formerly Parentline Plus) A national charity offering help and information for parents, carers and families via a range of services including a free 24-hour confidential helpline, workshops, courses, information leaflets, email and website.
Parenting tips for all stages of your child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations. Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic. A national charity offering a helpline and website advice for parents on carers on all their rights at work including maternity and paternity leave, flexible working, parental leave and in-work benefits.
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, we have a list of mental health charities, organisations and support groups that can offer expert advice. A charity working with and on behalf of single parent families. They offer all kinds of support and advice from break-ups and grieving to returning to work. You’ll find a wealth of material and fact sheets on their website as well as a dedicated freephone helpline.
Provides help and advice to families caring for a disabled child or a child with specific health conditions. Organisation that supports young people and families who may be worried about mental health issues.
If you are parenting with a mental health problem, there may be times when you need additional support to help you cope. There are different types of support available for you and your family. Is a national support organisation for all dads. Some of its projects focus on helping fathers to support their children’s learning.
A national charity dedicated to empowering children, parents, families and schools to be emotionally healthy. A valuable hub providing bereavement support and information for families.