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Supporting parents and children at home

Balancing the various demands parents have to cope with isn't easy and all parents can come under pressure or stress from time to time.  Below you will find links to support services which may be of use.

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Nurturing emotional health and wellbeing from bump to 19+ years

Lincolnshire County Council has partnered with the Solihull Approach to offer free access to expertly designed online courses for parents, carers, grandparents and teens living in the region.

Sign up to understand your child’s feelings, as well as your own, as you go through life as a family. Learn to understand the changes in your child’s development and how to support them, whilst also strengthening your relationship.

Looking after a child or young person's mental health

As parents and carers, there are ways we can support our children to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Encouraging and guiding a child to think about their own mental health and wellbeing are vital skills you can teach them from a young age.

Find out how you can help a child to have good mental health, including knowing how to talk to a child about their mental health, and when to spot signs they might be struggling.

Plus get self-care tips for you, to help you look after your mental health while caring for others, and find out how to get more support if you, your child or your family need it.'re%20concerned%20about,you%20can%20take%20to%20help.


NSPCC have developed a guide which shares practical advice and tips for positive parenting techniques that work well for children - from babies to teenagers. These techniques encourage better behaviour and help parents find out what works for them and their child.

The guide is also a valuable resource for services and professionals offering parenting advice to new parents and those caring for young children or teenagers.


The 24/7 Here4you line (0800 234 6342) provides advice to young people, parents, carers or professionals such as teachers. In this telephone call, they may give tips and strategies on ways you could help yourself, or they may agree together that you need some extra support from them. If we do not think they are the best place to help, they will always let you know who is and where to go next.

Healthy Minds


Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provide emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old.  If you have a special educational need or disability or are a care leaver we can see you up to the age of 25.

Everyone at some point might find it hard to cope with how they are feeling or what is happening in their life.  HML provides early support when you start to feel that life is getting out of control and you need some help to cope.

Early Support Care Co-ordination ESCO

The Early Support Care Co-ordination (ESCO) team provides appointments at some of our children’s centres.

These are an opportunity to meet an ESCO key worker for a one-hour session to discuss the services and support available.  The service can signpost support groups or training.

To book, call 01522 782111.

Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum

LPCF provide an experienced, supportive ear for parents, to promote their skills, knowledge and resilience.
Free LPCF membership gives parents access to:

  • Facebook page for parents only, with information and peer support.
  • Regular, evidence based reports of parents views and feedback.
  • Regular 'Time2Talk' meetings or coffee meetings.
  • Signposting for parents of children with SEND to services and professionals.
  • Signposting events for parents and professionals, including the “Week of SEND”.
  • Workshops on specific issues for parents, requested by members.
  • Wellbeing support and resilience building.
  • Additional one-off benefits, including Max Cards (subject to eligibility criteria)

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

Start For Life

If you are pregnant, or have a child under the age of two, Start for Life aims to bring together all the information, advice and support you and your family needs into one place.  



SEND Workforce Development

Free e-learning modules for all Lincolnshire school parents and carers of children and young adults with SEND.  You can access this by signing up to the Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum, indicating in the Additional Information section that you are interested in SEND Workforce Development.  An email will be sent to you with a prompt to set up a password and log in.

Modules include:

Types of SEND

What is Inclusion?

SEND Code of Practice

Respecting Individuals

Working with Professionals

Awareness of a Neuro-Typical Child

You can also find information about supporting your child's wellbeing on our Wellbeing Page.