Useful Links for Parents
Here you will find information about different organisations, charities and groups on offer locally or nationally which can be contacted for advice and guidance if needed on a range of different topics.
Department for Education - Articles and advice regarding children's and young people's education
Family Lives - Get advice whenever you need it, supportive and non-judgemental
Mumsnet - Parenting tips and advice written by parents
Practical Parent Education - Support for childen's behaviour and parenting tips
Healthy minds (West Essex) Harlow
Access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments.
Telephone: 0300 222 5943 Crisis line: 0330 726 0110
Child and adolescent mental health support
Families in Focus
Helpline and advice to guide and support parents of young people with disabilities in West Essex.
Telephone: 01245 353575
Tree House Family Hub
Support, activities and groups available for pre-school children.
Telephone: 0300 247 0122
Harlow Food Bank
Food available for families in crisis, referral needed from registered care professionals, such as, Citizens Advice Centre, Safer Places and Harlow Council Front Line Services.
Child Bereavement UK
Support to help young people grieve.
Telephone: 01494 568900 Helpline: 0800 028 8840
EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service)
Provides support for young people and their families.
Self referral: 0300 300 1600
Out of hours and weekend Crisis Support Service: 0300 555 1201 (ask for crisis team)
Action for Children
Mental health for parenting, advice and support.
PACT for Autism
Support for families of children and adults with autism and other special needs and disabilities.
Parent support line: 07837 606089
Domestic abuse support service.
Safer Places offers a range of different services to support you and guide you through an abusive relationship.
24/7 support: 03301 025811
SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
Information, support and advice.
Telephone: (Harlow office) 03330 130291
Healthy Family Service
Support for children and families in Essex with parenting, health and wellbeing.
Supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.
Citizens Advice Harlow - Law
Free half an hour appointments with specialist solicitors covering: employment, immigration, wills,consumer, personal injury, family, criminal and housing.
Telephone: 01279 770189 Email: email@example.com
Essex Youth Service Young Carers Team
Free personalised support to young carers and their families.
Telephone: 0345 7430430
Free self-help support group for anyone who is affected by someone else's alcohol or drug use.
Telephone: 07830 528568
Harlow Advice Centre
Provides specialist benefits, debt and housing advice.
Telephone: 01279 704002
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
General safety advice, smoke alarms and free home safety visit.
Telephone: 0300 303 0088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free, private and confidential service where children and young people can talk about anything that is on their mind.
Telephone: 0800 1111
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Help for adults concerned about a child - Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Help for children and young people - Telephone: 0800 1111
24/7 365 days a year, there is someone to listen.
Telephone: 116 123 for free