Guidance for Parents and Carers

Early support in the community

We provide early support, information and guidance on many emerging mental health issues to children, young people, parents and carers. For example, we offer:

  • 1-1 consultations with a clinician
  • training
  • themed coffee mornings focusing on areas of requested support.

We hope to add to this with the support of partners, if you are a local organisation or a parent who would like to know more or support this please email us on rise risecommunityoffer@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

See what is available in your area below:

Parent Information Sessions for Warwickshire parents and carers 23-24

Mental Health in Schools Teams - Leaflets for parents

RISE Primary Mental Health Team A5 Leaflet

Coventry Positive Parenting Team have videos about parenting different age groups and emotional wellbeing for children and young people.

 

Other useful resources for parents and carers

12 powerful parenting phrases that make talking to children easier

26 Phrases to Calm and Angry Child - Emotion Coaching for parents

A 6 Step Process for Emotion - Coaching when your child is upset

Two hands of parenting

Compass Shine service

Community support

Warwickshire

Dimensions Tool - a free online tool designed to give tailored recommendations to support a person’s well-being and mental health needs.

Recovery and Wellbeing Academy - variety of free courses to support your wellbeing

Parenting Project - free counselling service.  If you would like to be kept updated on the progress of our counselling service and when we will be open again for referrals, drop us an email at counselling@parentproject.org.uk asking for updates.

Children and Family Centres - locations and details of what is available

Springfield Mind - helping you to understand what services are available

The Laura Centre - bereavement support

Winston's wish - bereavement support for children

Escape Arts - local events with activities for children

Springfield Mind - Parent to Parent Drop In - Wednesdays 10.30pm to 1pm

Family Information ServiceIf you or your family needs some information, signposting and support around areas such as affordable childcare, mediation and contact, divorce & separation, finance, health, bullying, support groups and parenting.

Chat Health Parent Warwickshire - If you are the parent of carer of a school aged child, you can text a school nurse on 07520 619 376 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Rugby Autism Network -  RAN Leaflet 2024.pdf [pdf] 5MB

Coventry

Coventry Schools Mental Health leaflet.pdf [pdf] 78KB

Dimensions Tool - a free online tool designed to give tailored recommendations to support a person’s well-being and mental health needs.

Recovery and Wellbeing Academy - variety of free courses to support your wellbeing

Family Hubs - details of what a family hub is and what support they offer

The Laura Centre - bereavement support

Winston's wish - bereavement support for children

Family Information ServiceIf you or your family needs some information, signposting and support around areas such as affordable childcare, mediation and contact, divorce & separation, finance, health, bullying, support groups and parenting.

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service - NHS service including Family Nurse Partnership, Health Visiting, Infant Feeding Team, Breastfeeding directory, MAMTA, School Nursing, Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Family Weight Management.  

Positive Parenting - For parenting online advice, videos and helplines for parents and carers.  Freephone 0800 4346127

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) - Provides specialist support to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual violence directly and indirectly. 

Young Black Men's Mental Health and Wellbeing Project.pdf [pdf] 96KB

Why has my child been referred to Rise?

Our Rise Service supports children, young people around emotional and mental health wellbeing. Rise is an umbrella term for a number of services, but a referral into Rise does not mean your child will need every service.

How does my child get referred to Rise?

If you are not accessing Rise services but worried about a child or need advice and support for coping with anything affecting your child's emotional or mental health, there are different ways to seek help.

For advice on specific treatments and conditions, please visit the NHS website.

If your child requires more immediate support, there are additional support services available.

Are you already accessing Rise and continue to be concerned?

If you are accessing Rise but still concerned please get in touch with your local clinic (Stratford Healthcare Centre, Orchard House, Whitestone, Hunter House at The Railings, City Of Coventry Health Centre) so they can get in touch with the CAMHS clinician in charge of your case. If you continue to be concerned please contact our PALS/Complaints department.

Support for your own mental health 

It is really important that families look after their own mental health. Sometimes when a child or young person experiences mental illness it can have an impact on the people caring for them. Children and young people will often look up to their parents/carers and if they see you managing your own mental health it may encourage them to do the same. By looking after your own mental health, you will be more able to look after your child/young person with their difficulties.

If you are concerned about your own emotional wellbeing then you may want to discuss this with you GP. You may also find some of the websites below useful:

Mind

Rethink

Moodjuice

Mental Health Foundation

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Books on Prescription for Warwickshire

Samaritans

NHS Mental Health Page

NHS App Page

Sam Anxiety App

IAPT