Resources for children and families

This page features a number of resources to support parents, children, young people and their families. 

Mental health

This workbook helps young people to cope with stress and anxiety and has been produced by the National Youth Agency for young people from 11-19 years old. 

Find out more about mental health support for children and young people by visiting the Young Minds website here or check out Kooth: an online mental wellbeing community for young people.

Every Mind Matters - mental health and self-care resource for young people provides videos for all sorts of tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of yourself on social media. You will also find links to help for groups of people who may be finding things particularly tough, or have additional needs, and support with some of the issues you may be facing.

Psychological first aid training to support children and young people  

Public Health England has launched new psychological first aid training for those who work with or care for children and young people affected by COVID-19 or other crises. This free course will help anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people up to the age of 25, including parents and caregivers. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience as this introductory course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid to children and young people in crisis situations.


This booklet offers advice and guidance on breastfeeding and coronavirus. It has been produced by the Waltham Forest infant feeding support service and includes guidance from Public Health England.  For more information about local breastfeeding support please visit the website here. 

Support your children's development from home

Specialist Children and Young People’s Services have been creating YouTube videos to help support families who are currently unable to access face-to-face services due to COVID-19. The videos provide useful tips from Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams on how parents and carers can support their children’s development from home.  ​

Updated: 28/02/2021