Advice and Support

Family Lives offer a confidential telephone help line as well as access to LiveOnline, an internet based advice service. The helpline is open 7am – midnight. Call during the night are diverted to Samaritans who are able to offer emotional support. Contact: 0808 800 2222 (free from landlines and most mobiles) or call the same number on Skype for free

Home-start Camden supports families with under 5s through home visits by their team of trained volunteers. Contact: 020 7424 1603

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub is the first port of call if you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child.  They work with any family where there are concerns about abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation.  Contact: 020 7974 3317

Family Nurse Partnership provide a free, voluntary home visiting service for mums and dads under 19, from pregnancy to two.  Contact: 020 7685 6019

Life Coach Directory – this is a directory of accredited life and business coaches, some of whom offer parent coaching

Relationships

Relate provides counselling, support and information for all relationships

Resolution provides advice about family disputes, separation and divorce

Find A Solicitor is an easy to use database of solicitors, run by the Law Society

Domestic and Sexual Violence

Solace Women’s Aid  provides confidential support and advice for people affected by domestic and sexual violence. Contact: 0808 802 5565

Camden Safety Net also has a range of help and resources. Contact: 020 7974 2526 or email camdensafetynet@camden.gov.uk

 Post Natal Depression

Cocoon Family Support provides a safe and supportive environment where families can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves. We provide a range of services to aid and support recovery. Families do not need a diagnosis to access our services and they can self refer.  drop in Saturdays morning 9-11.30am, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden NW1 9LQ Contact: 07946165515 or info@cocoonfamilysupport.org

Employment and Benefits

Employability Service 1a Children Centre on Rosebery Avenue offers free face to face support for all parents, including family support services, advice on employment, child care and benefits. Contact: 020 7974 1872 or parent.support@camden.gov.uk

The Parent House offers learning and support for local parents and carers. There are ESOL, computer and child care courses, plus one to one support and creche facilities. Contact: 020 7837 1383, info@theparenthouse.co.uk, Twitter: @theparenthouse

Feeding/eating: from pregnancy to children under 5

Camden Baby Feeding Service: help with breast feeding, bottle feeding or introducing solids. Contact: 020 7974 8961

The Healthy Eating Team provide advice and lots of great local workshops to attend. Contact: 020 7974 6736 or healthyeatingteam@camden.gov.uk

Children’s Communication

If you are concerned about a child’s talking, listening and understanding, I CAN helps parents and practitioners providing information and resources through the I CAN Help Enquiry Service, online via the Talking Point website and in person through our multi-disciplinary speech and language assessments for children.  Contact: 020 7843 2544 to arrange a free phone call with a speech and language therapist

Financial advice

If you are having financial difficulties, this site, turn2us, offers advice about benefits and grants

Health advice

Health visitor team at Hunter Street clinic. They also provide a drop in service at 1a Childrens Centre on a Wednesday. Contact: 020 3317 2373

Children With Special Needs

KIDS works with disabled children and their families providing services, support and advice.  Follow the Camden Special Parents Forum for their latest local events or contact:  020 7359 3635

Parents With Learning difficulties

London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties supports parents with learning difficulties and has a residents peer support group.  Contact Ali on 0207 359 7443

 

 

 

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