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Young Minds Parents Helpline is a free helpline offering confidential, expert advice.





Parenting UK is the membership body for parenting support and education. It exists to achieve better parenting by raising awareness of parenting issues and improving the performance of the parenting workforce.

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools, focussing on the impact of digital technologies on families.

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone providing information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.

Thinkuknow for Parents Get Advice - Planning to talk to your child about sex, relationships and their lives online can be tricky. Find lots of advice about these complex areas here.



The Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians. 

We are the national network of senior managers in Children’s Public and Schools Library Services.

Our aim is to lead excellence in library services for children and young people and schools so that:

  • every child and young person visiting a public library should be inspired by an exciting environment which makes reading for pleasure irresistible
  • every school has access to a high quality school library service
  • every school has access to a high quality school library service.

Click here to visit the website.



A practical teenage survival guide to living in one of the most competitive consumer economies in the world from

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Following on from the successful launch of our Parent Support and Advice Line, we are delighted to let you know that we will be launching a series of Parent Support Groups from April 2020. The service is for parents living in Gloucestershire who are worried about the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their child (between the ages of 11-18).  

Funded by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the service will provide 11 different support groups during 2020/21. Groups will take place on a variety of days and times at Gloucester, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham venues.  Click here for Parent support group leaflet and Parent support group diary.

Research demonstrates that involving parents in supporting their child’s emotional/mental health and wellbeing, ensures young people have better experiences and more positive outcomes. Providing parent support is also shown to prevent later use of both physical and mental health services. Previous pilot groups run by TIC+ have shown that parents continue to meet and support each other after the formal group ends! We are therefore very excited by the impact this service will have for children, young people and their families in Gloucestershire.  

Further details can be found on the new Parent Support Group page of our website. (Dec19)



Macmillan Telephone Buddies

If you need to talk about your cancer, we're here to listen.  With a weekly call from one of our Telephone Buddies, you don't have to face cancer alone.  Find out more and sign up at or call our support line on 0800 808 0000 (7 days a week 8am-8pm). Click here to read more.








Parenting in a Pandemic: Growing confidence in guiding learning in a home environment

A little guide for parents on homeschooling in lockdown


Confident championing: A grounded theory of parental adjustment following a child's diagnosis of developmental disability

Confident Championing 2021








Introducing Family Man. Proven parenting strategies developed alongside leading global child behaviour experts and designed with dads in mind. 

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