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Support for parents & families

Bringing up children is a lot of fun but can also have its challenges, when receiving some advice would be helpful.  We hope these pages will provide you with information that you will find useful.

If you are a parent, a grandparent or carer and live in the Frimley Health and Care area covering East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham (That includes Ascot, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and North East Hampshire and Farnham).

We're offering you free access to NHS backed, online parenting courses and guides which include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts. Topics include:

  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child 0 to 19 years
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain

If you would like to find out more or sign up please click the following link

www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/maternity/caring-for-your-baby-and-yourself/register-for-free-online-parenting-courses/

If you're looking for ideas for fun, stimulating activities with your pre-school child, check out Hungry Little Minds for a range of ideas for youngsters, from newborns to the age of five.

Supporting a young person’s mental health can often feel daunting but there is support out there for them and you. To support the wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic, we have put together three concise guides for parents and carers and for children and young people themselves.  The guides list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children and young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown. You can find them at the follow link.

www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/our-work/helping-you-to-stay-well/mental-wellbeing/coping-guides/

The NHS Every Mind Matters website also provides information to support you and to help you know how to support those you love.

If you are planning a family, having your first or even your fourth child, the Frimley Maternity website holds a wealth of information to support you and your partner throughout this whole journey and through the years of parenting. Visit the link below to find out more:

www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/maternity

For advice on other issues that may be affecting you and/or other members of your household, see our Home/Community Support page.