Developmental reviews – helping your child grow and learn. Activities to support their development (0-5 year olds).
Health Visiting Service (0-5 year olds).
School Nursing Service (5-19 year olds).
ChatHealth – a confidential text messaging service led by the school nursing team. Young people can text a school nurse for confidential health and wellbeing advice. (11 – 19 year olds).
NHS website – helping you take control of your health and wellbeing.
CATCH app – free NHS health app for parents and carers (from pregnancy to 5 year olds).
The Eatwell Guide – shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.
Healthier Families – helping you and your family eat well and move more. (the new name for Change4Life)
Emotional and Mental Wellbeing Support
Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling.
Beating Eating Disorders – support from the UK’s eating disorder charity.
Young Minds – providing young people with tools to look after their mental health.
Mental Health Support Team in Schools in St Helens (delivered by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – providing mental health support to 39 primary and secondary schools in St Helens.
Dove Self Esteem Project – evidenced-based resources specifically designed to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image during the transition to adulthood.
Barnardos – resilience support for secondary school pupils in St Helens. Helping young people develop emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – working with young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, and their families.
Calm Harm – a free app that helps people manage or resist the urge to self-harm.
Mermaids – a safe place for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse young people to find support and help one another.
Winston Wish – support for grieving children and young people after the death of someone important.
Child Bereavement – helping children, young people, parents, and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.
Help and support in St Helens
Active St Helens – lots of actives to help parents, carers and families become more active
St Helens Wellbeing Service – access a wide range of healthy living and wellbeing support through a ’one stop shop’ (contact telephone number: 01744 371 111).
St Helens Gateway – a community hub of information, bringing together all health, social care and wellbeing information and services into one central place.
Sleep Information and guidance
The Sleep Charity – evidence-based information on all aspects of sleep from triggers to treatments (children’s sleep problems, bedtime routines, bedroom environment, relaxation tips, diet and sleep, night terrors and nightmares, children with SEND).
Addvanced Solutions – supporting sleep information and support.
Behaviours and support
Family Lives – targeted early intervention and crisis support to families.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – positive parenting; tips and help.
Continence – (bedwetting/bowel)
Eric – The Children’s Bladder and Bowel Charity – supporting all children and teenagers with a bowel or bladder problem.
Shine Charity – spina bifida, hydrocephalus, information, networking and equality.
Bladder and Bowel Community – support, information and guidance.
World Bed Wetting Day – information and support.
Stop Bedwetting Charity – support and information.
Bladder and Bowel UK – supporting people with bladder and bowel problems.
School information / Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – St Helens
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School and education – school admissions, term dates, find a school.
National Autistic Society – the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
ADHD Foundation – the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more.
Council for Disabled Children – working collaboratively, from policy into practice, to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.
Listen4Change – St Helens Parent Carer Forum.
Information, Advice & Support (St Helens IASS) – St Helens Gateway – providing impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents. The service covers all aspects of Education, Social Care and Health related to SEND.
Speech and language
ICAN (The Communication Trust and Consortium) – support, resources and information.
NHS website – find a dentist in your local area.