Resources For Guardians (Trusted Adults)

Useful Websites

  • YOUNG MINDS are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They offer support to both young people and parents/carers on a range of mental health issues.
  • MINDED FOR FAMILIES is intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people in their family when they are concerned about a young person’s mental health or wellbeing.
  • Compass GO Mental Health Support Team works with children, young people, families and educational settings in North East Lincolnshire. We provide support, help and advice for pupils, students and schools for issues related to emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
  • ALUMINA is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people, all accessing the sessions from their own phones, tablets or laptops across the UK. The courses take place on different evenings of the week and are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox.
  • BEAT is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Beat offers information and support on different kinds of eating disorders, and for bother sufferers and those who care for them.
  • PLACE2BE is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.
  • YOUNG CARERS TRUST is a major charity for, with and about carers. They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
  • THINK U KNOW offers advice, information and support regarding online safety for parents/carers and children of all age groups.
  • RAPE CRISIS is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales., and raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms. They offer a safe place to talk and seek advice regarding rape and sexual assault.
  • GALOP offers helplines open to anyone LGBT+ in the UK, as well as friends, family members, and professionals who may be concerned about an LGBT+ person who is facing abuse.

Age-appropriate support on reporting concerns is available from:


Supporting a young person with self-harming behaviours

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‘The reasons children and teenagers can self-harm are often complicated and will be different for every child or young person. Sometimes a child or teenager may not know the reasons they self-harm. For many young people, self-harm can feel like a way to cope with difficult feelings or to release tension. The physical pain of hurting themselves can feel like a distraction from the emotional pain they’re struggling with.’ — NSPCC website

Early Help Services

Compass Positive Parenting Programme for parents of children who have clinically significant levels of anxiety, affecting daily life. They offer one-to-one work with parents and carers to teach you simple ways to support and improve your child’s mental wellbeing.

Team Around the Family (TAF) is a local borough initiative that helps guardians support a Child, young person and their family which may need additional support. Early Help aims to provide our families with the right service, at the right time, by the right people. This approach means that if we provide support as soon as a problem emerges, we could prevent further problems arising.

Family Hubs bring together support from services including Surestart Children’s Centres, Health Visiting, School Nursing, Families First Practitioners, Early Help and some young people services. They work with partners in the community across North East Lincolnshire to identify and offer services for children, young people, and families from pre-birth to adulthood. Locality Family Hubs are for everyone, including support for children with additional needs.

Ready, Respectful, Safe.