“Our therapist was great she really listened to us and made us feel supported it was like having a professional friend who really wanted to help and understand.” Parent
Our therapeutic interventions are evidence based and are delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners. This means that we have a good understanding of what works. We support many children and families who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including;
Many schools have experience of helping children and families and may have therapeutic provision already in place. Its usually helpful to talk with your child’s school as early as you can to see how they can best support. We work with schools across the Tees Valley so please click here to see if your child’s school is one of our partners.
If your child’s school does not appear on the list please do not worry, you can contact SPOC on 0300 013 2000 who will signpost you to the most relevant organisation or service. We also have a range of self-help resources on our website which you may find helpful.
Self-Care – Finding time for yourself can be a challenge as you juggle family and relationships with your home and work life. Even more so if you are supporting a child or young person with their mental health. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have created some useful advice about the importance of self-care. Click here to visit the Anna Freud Self Care information for parents.
Kooth have also launched a Parent and Carers guide to supporting young people with mental health which you can access here
Extra Support and Advice – Family Lives offers a confidential and free (from landlines and most mobiles) helpline and Live Chat service for families in England and Wales. For emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life, you can call them on: 0808 800 2222 and visit their website here for live chat.
When a parent becomes emotionally or mentally unwell, it can be difficult for them to explain to their child what is happening and for the child to make sense of their parent’s behaviour. Children and young people can feel isolated and unsupported when their parent is unwell, which can increase distress and anxiety across the family. If you feel you are struggling with your own mental health and would like to talk to somebody, Impact on Teesside, may be able to help.
For further information or to request help and advice, please click here to visit our request for help page.
Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.
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