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Support for Parents

Here you will find some resources on a range of topics which may be useful to support your children. 


Mental Health and Well being:

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Parenting advice from child mental health experts. There are lots of practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour. 

Click here to find out more.


National Sleep Helpline

Ensuring that everyone has access to high quality, evidence-based advice.

Call 03303 530 541. Available Sunday - Thursday 7pm - 9pm.

Please see the poster in the downloads for more information. 


Online Safety:

Is your child ready for social media? 

The ThinkUKnow team have written a great new blog post to give advice and guidance to parents regarding social media. It's a nice, simple, quick read going into the risks, considerations for whether the child is ready, minimum age requirements and more. 

Access the information here.


Social media for under 13's

Internet Matters have a page dedicated to social networks that are specifically designed with children in mind. 

Click here to have a look at some suggestions.

For Parents (6-9 year olds) - SMART Videos


Childnet have produced a series of six short videos based on the SMART rules which parents can use to discuss a range of online safety issues with their children. You can view all of the videos HERE.


Useful resources to share with your child for Safer Internet Day

Click below to download:

  • Tips for Staying Safe Online: Parent Factsheet
  • Roblox factsheet
  • Minecraft factsheet


Just Psychology (Trafford Sunrise)

This service regularly runs parent workshops. They are currently running via Zoom and are free! You need to pre-register in advance as there are limited places. To pre-register, copy the link below into your tool bar or alternatively scroll down to the  ‘Files to download’ at the bottom of the page and download the PDF ' Trafford Events December'. On here will be the workshops available. From there you should be able to click on the link to register your interest.

The workshops will be added to this page as soon as we are given the information.

If you would like to book a place, please download the relevant document at the bottom of the page to access the link.

Referrals to Trafford Sunrise are currently suspended.


Trafford Updates

Trafford SEND Local Offer – Virtual Bitesize Learning

 The SEND Local Offer includes all the services and organisations which are part of the support on offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND) in Trafford.   

We have two opportunities coming up to attend one of our 30 minute virtual lunch and learn session (via Teams). We will guide you through the Local Offer and demonstrate ways in which you can make use of the resource when working with families or young people.  Colleagues who work closely with children and young people with SEND and their families will find these sessions beneficial.

Wednesday 27 April at 12.30pm. Please register for your free place via Eventbrite


Parent Courses

 “I’m a Parent Get Me Out of Here”  

A six week course. Cohort 3, which is for parents with children  aged 5 - 11, will run from 2nd November 2022 - 7th December 2022. Contact number for booking  a place is on the leaflet in the download section at the bottom of the page. This is fully funded for parents and carers of children who attend a Trafford School.



Kooth is digital health platform that focuses on improving mental health outcomes via a range of theraputic pathways. Kooth.com is for 10-25s. The content of the site is amied at children and young people. A guide is in the download section at the bottom of the page.


Trafford Understanding Your Child

This is a set of 9 online courses that have been locally funded, so are free! The courses are designed using the Solihull Approach and are aimed at parents, grandparents and carers. If you are interested the details are below:

A leaflet is in the download section at the bottom of the page.


16/05/22 - Updated information newsletters to download at the bottom of the page.




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