Helpful online resources during Covid 19

There is a lot of helpful information being circulated during this challenging time so we thought it would be helpful to share it with you here:

A toolkit which offers advice, activities and resources to help you support your family’s wellbeing throughout a period of self-isolation  –  Family resource toolkit

SEND – Support for parents of children returning to school

Going back to school or college

Support for teenagers

Teentalk SW is a funded chatline for children aged 12 – 19 Call 01752 270024 from 4pm to 8pm Monday to Friday or see the link to Facebook here:

Domestic Abuse:   Womens Aid ; Victim care Devon & Cornwall;  Torbay Domestic Abuse service ; Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service

Domestic Abuse

Support for Mental health: Time to change ; Mind ; Headspace

CAMHS support during Covid-19 pandemic

Additional crisis support is being offered during the pandemic.  If a child or young person (under 18) is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 24/7.  Please contact 03300 245 321 form 8am-5pm, Mon to Fri or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours.  Callers will speak to a call-handler, their call will be forwarded to a voicemail service and their message will be returned within one hour.  There are three CAMHS crisis teams – Torbay and South Devon; Exeter, East and Mid Devon; and North Devon.  Your call will be directed to the appropriate team. In the event of an emergency please call 999.

General information about CAMHS services and referrals can be found on the Children and Family Health Devon website here

A list of helpful resources, apps and organisations to support children, families and young people can be found here

1 minute guides to ASD  –   Autistic Spectrum Disorder guide

Help for families with Teenagers: Help for families with teenagers ; Teens and Parents Pack _Final_2