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Children’s Support Services and Information

Please find below helpful list of children’s services/information:

  • Kooth.com – online confidential counselling service for 10 – 19 year olds.
  • YoungMinds – information on child and adolescent mental health.  Please telephone parents’ helpline on 0808 802 5544 Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
  • Mood Juice – is designed to offer information and advice.  From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides.
  • Chat Health – a text support service run by our School Health Nurse colleagues for 11-19 year olds.  Text to 07507331750.
  • Childline – helps anyone under the age of 19 in the UK with any issue they are going through. It is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.  Please telephone 0800 1111, email via ‘your locker’, or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat.
  • Parenting and Family Support Service
  • Solihull Approach – Understanding Your Child
  • Family Lives – a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.  Confidential Helpline service: 0808 800 2222.

Please also see below a helpful list of books:

Anxiety/worry

  • Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Cathy Cresswell.
  • Book: Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 10+: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management by Kate Collins-Donnelly.
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much; A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety for 6-12 year olds by Dawn Huebner.
  • Hey Warrior for ages 5-12 (and up); A book for kids about anxiety by Karen Young.
  • Looking After Your Mental Health; for ages 9+ by Alice James & Louie Stowell.

Stress

  • Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin for Children Aged 10+: by Kate Collins-Donnelly.
  • Starving the Stress Gremlin for Children Aged 10+: by Kate Collins-Donnelly.

Self-esteem

  • Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief for young people age 10+: by Kate Collins-Donnelly.
  • Banish Your Body Image Thief for young people age 10+: by Kate Collins-Donnelly.

Anger management

  • A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger primarily created for ages 6 to 13, by Éliane Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney.
  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger by Dawn Huebner.
  • Starving the Anger Gremlin; recommended for 10+ including older teens: by Kate Collins-Donnelly.


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