Resources that could help whilst waiting for counselling

Thank you for referring in to Parenting 2000.

In the meantime, whilst you wait, we would like to suggest a few things that could help:

Anxiety

Helpline and text support available – www.anxietyuk.org.uk

On line support including chat service – www.qwell.io

For information on where to go for urgent or crisis support – www.kooth.com/urgent-support

For support around suicidal feelings including a web chatwww.thecalmzone.net

Depression

Online support available – www.mind.org.uk

Bereavement

When someone close to a child has died or when a child has died, includes a helpline – www.childbereavementuk.org

When someone has died through suicide, includes a helpline – www.uksobs.org

Eating disorders

Helpline and online support available – www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

5 things you could try to help with big feelings whilst you/your child are waiting for further support

  • Start to track your mood using an app such as Mood Panda
  • Use a workbook with your child to help work through techniques to help with sleep such as “What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep” (What to Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner 
  • Try spending 15 minutes a day with your child on your own doing something basic but fun for example making paper aeroplanes
  • Try to refocus the brain on something else when we’re angry such as stepping outside in the cold with bare feet or running our wrists under cold water