Please see the following range of organisations, support groups and community groups that provide advice and support.
School And Learning Support
SMRT Health and Wellbeing Support Links - In addition to this page for parents and carers we have put together a list for students of some of the key organisations and sources of support in relation to health and wellbeing.
Family Lives - Advice on supporting your child with the transition to secondary school.
Autism.Org - UK Charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
ADDISS - Provide information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals in the fields of ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties.
Bristol City Council's disabled children services - Local services for disabled children and their families.
Disability Rights - support and advice on disability rights and equality.
Family Lives - Online and phone support for parents
NSPCC - Charity working to end child abuse. Provides support to families.
Barnados - Charity working to end child poverty. Provides support to families.
Carers Support Centre - Carers Support Centre provides support, information and advice to carers of any age living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area.
Violence And Abuse
Survive - Support for women and children who are experience domestic violence and abuse
Sky Project - Based in Bristol, Sky Project provide information and support for professionals, communities and individuals in issues around forced marriage.
Mind Bristol - Mind Bristol is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas providing a helpline, counselling.
Every Mind Matters - Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters has launched a suite of tips and advice, focussed on looking after people’s mental wellbeing. With many feeling worried or anxious during these challenging times, there are lots of things we can all do to look after our own mental health and help others, to prevent these feelings from becoming more serious. You can visit the site here.
NHS Mental Health Phoneline - The NHS has launched a Mental Health phone line providing round-the clock support for adults and children on 0300 303 1320 if you would find it helpful for yourself or for a family or child you are communicating with.
Sex And Relationships
Drugs And Alcohol
Frank - Information and advice on drugs and alcohol
Bristol Drugs Project - local advice and support for drug users and their families
In Hope - Help people in Bristol overcome the insecurities of homelessness, hunger, addiction, and poor mental health.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Everything you need to know about staying safe with technology and the internet.
Think U Know - Internet safety information
CEOP - Advice, support and information on prevention of child abuse and internet safety
Digital Parenting - (From Vodafone) Provides expert views from psychiatrists, parenting advisors and step-by-step how-to guides to safety and privacy tools on social media and other apps.
Common Sense Media - Providing parents with the low-down on new tech so you can decide what's right for your child.
PEGI ratings - Find out what the PEGI ratings mean on video games and how to set up parental controls on games consoles.