Secondary school age RSHE resources for parents and carers about mental health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, puberty, internet safety, SEND, COVID-19.

General

Brook Health: Supporting your child's PSHE learning Go to https://brookblog.health.blog/2020/09/03/supporting-your-childs-pshe-education/ (opens new window) blog explaining:

  • what PSHE is
  • how it is taught
  • how it helps children's learning
  • what parents can do to help schools teach PSHE

NSPCC Go to https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/ (opens new window) advice and support for parents and carers.

Mental health

NHS Every Mind Matters Go to https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/ (opens new window) guide to supporting children and young people with their mental health. This website includes advice about helping children return to school, general tips to support children, identifying that something is wrong and looking after your own mental health.

Place2Be Go to https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/supporting-your-child-s-mental-health/ (opens new window) resources parents can use to have meaningful conversations with children about mental health. Covering a variety of different reasons a child may be experiencing altered mental health.

MindEd For Families Go to https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people (opens new window) advice about young people's mental health, created by experts and other parents. Covers a range of different topics and methods to make talking about mental health easier.

Children and young people's mental health services Go to https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/children-young-people-mental-health-services-cypmhs-parents-carers-information/ (opens new window) pathways children and young people can use and what parents and carers can do if they feel there is something affecting their child's wellbeing.

Children and Young People's mental health services (CYPHMS) Go to https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/children-young-people-mental-health-services-cypmhs-parents-carers-information/ (opens new window) how to find help from CYPMH specialists and signposting for mental health resources.

South Thames Colleges Group Go to https://stcg.ac.uk/about/parents/parents-support-and-mental-health-resources (opens new window) suggestions how you can help your child with any concerns they may have about mental health.

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

FRANK: Concerned about a child Go to https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help/concerned-about-a-child (opens new window) how to have a meaningful and honest conversation if you're concerned that your child has developed or is at risk of developing a drug addiction.

Young Minds Go to https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/a-z-guide/drugs-and-alcohol/ (opens new window) things parents can do to help their child have a healthy and informed relationship with alcohol and drugs, as well as steps to take if you think your child is using drugs to cope with mental health.

Alcohol Education Trust: Parent Area Go to https://alcoholeducationtrust.org/parent-area (opens new window) guidance for parents about their children's future drinking and how to introduce them to alcohol, also includes guidance on the law, how to delay teenage drinking and keep your child engaged in other activities.

NSPCC: Talking about drugs and alcohol Go to https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/talking-drugs-alcohol/ (opens new window) keeping children safe and aware of the risks of underage drinking and substance use.

Changing adolescent body

Busy Bodies Go to https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-parents/busy-bodies-english-language.pdf (opens new window) booklet to help teachers, parents and carers understand and help children with their changing body. It includes a wide array of information about puberty, reproduction, relationships and gender.

Kids Health: talking to your child about puberty Go to https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/talk-about-puberty.html (opens new window) how and when to go about talking to your child about changes they may be experiencing during puberty.

Coram Life Education: Helping your children understand changes at puberty Go to https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/RSE-for-Y6-and-P7 (opens new window) links and books that parents and children can look at to better understand the changes through adolescent years.

Internet Safety

Kidscape Go to https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-parents-and-carers/ (opens new window) advice for parents and carers about bullying.

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying Go to https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/444865/Advice_for_parents_on_cyberbullying.pdf (opens new window) how you can protect your child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.

SEND

Support for families with children who have SEND Go to https://www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-local-offer/advice-and-support-for-parents-and-carers (opens new window)

COVID-19

Anna Freud Go to https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-parents-and-carers/ (opens new window) information and support for parents and carers about coronavirus.

NSPCC Go to https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/ (opens new window) Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers.