Brighton and Hove "Safe in the City"
Useful Information for Parents in Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove Food Poverty Advice
Brighton and Hove Food Project - accessing low cost meals
Citizen's Advice - Brighton and Hove
How to Find an NHS Dentist in Brighton and Hove
Urgent Care Information in Brighton and Hove
Childline: www.childline.org.uk / 0800 1111 (for children to call) your child can contact anytime - calls are free and confidential.
Online counsellor available 24 hours a day.
Dragonfly Anxiety Guidance Booklet
https://www.thetrainline.com/trains/great-britain/family-train-tickets - A guide to booking family train tickets and saving money
Mental Health Support
If you are worried or concerned about your mental health or wellbeing or that of a friend Find Get Give has resources to help. From books, to apps, to videos, it provides you with details of local services. Check it out at www.findgetgive.com
Guide for parents / carers to support positive mental health and wellbeing:
Direct Emotional and Mental Health for Children and Young People support locally:
- For support and information for children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling visit www.winstonswish.org
- For confidential support and advice for young people struggling with thoughts of suicide https://papyrus-uk.org/
- For emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide www.samaritans.org/branches/brighton-hove-and-district-samaritans/ Tel: 116 123
- For confidential support, advice and access to service if you are worried about a young person’s substance misuse visit https://www.socialsubcultural.com/ruok/ or call the consultation line on 01273 – 293966 Monday– Friday between 12 and 3pm
- You should also consider contacting your GP. They can provide advice, and where appropriate arrange support services for you.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Duty: 0300 304 0061 (9am-5pm)
- Sussex Mental HealthLine: 0300 5000 101 (5pm-9am, weekends, bank holidays)
Texting services, apps
- The Mix provides support to under 25’s - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Young people can get in touch and access support online, via social media or via the free, confidential helpline https://www.themix.org.uk/
- ChatHealth - is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people, aged 11-19. It provides easy and anonymous access to a healthcare professional for advice and support. Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm excluding bank holidays. If you live in Brighton & Hove, you can text 07480 635423.
- Childline: 0800 1111 / online chat
- Young Minds Crisis Messenger text YM to 85258
- youngminds.org.uk Apps: Calm Harm, Smiling Mind, Stay Alive, Anti Stress
Please download this document for more Mental Health support details in our area: Mental Health Support in Brighton and Hove
Internet Safety links
NSPCC: https://nspcc.org.uk helpline (for adults concerned about a child) 0808 800 5000
Thinkuknow: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents - used in schools and a good place to start
Common Sense: www.commonsensemedia.org - honest reviews of games, apps and films by parents and children
Helping Kids Stay Safer Online: www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc - the NSPCC joined forces with O2 to provide parents with the skills and tools to help keep children safe online
Whatsapp advice: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/whatsapp
Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org - helping parents keep their children safe online
More useful web-sites can be found by clicking here or visiting this link: https://tinyurl.com/ycdbybtk
Most importantly, the internet is a wonderful creative and educational place – enjoy it and do keep involved in your child's online life.