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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 and Wednesday 9am - 11am.

Please see the poster in the downloads for more information. 


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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


- Updated information newsletters to download at the bottom of the page.

Support For Families in Trafford

Early Help Update

Latest North West Network Newsletter


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 now open!!!!

An information sheet can also be dowloaded at the bottom of the page.


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Trafford Updates

Mental Health

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Hear Our Stories 

Project created by Nurturing Hope and supported by Power2’s young people to help inform professionals on young people’s mental health, how it is affected and ways to support.

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Home Start have created a video depicting the great work they do with families. Click here to watch the video.



Silvercloud for parents carers. It's a series of wellbeing programmes designed to offer support and advice. Programmes available are:

  • Space for Sleep
  • Space for Resilience
  • Space for Mindfulness
  • Space from Stress

It s a free digital CBT programme that is available to all Trafford parents/carers. Click here to sign up.

OR email parents/carers name and email address to MHST and we can sign them up to the programme: [email protected]





Calm Connections

Calm Connections in Stretford Mall have a new group starting on Tuesday 7th Nov, 2-4pm. This group is tailored to all parents embarking on their neurodiversity pathway. They feel parents need this at the minute as we can all agree there is a rise in so many children on the waiting lists. 

It's a space for them to get information and to talk to likeminded parents who are at the start of their journey too. Parents will be able to bring the little ones along as they can enjoy the play area whilst you seek support and advice. This will continue on the first Tuesday of every month 2-4pm. 

They will also be holding their  regular parents face to face drop in on Wed 15th Nov 12.30pm-2.30pm, where parents can come into a safe space to receive support or just have a chat. This is a regular group on the third Wed of the month at 12.30-2.30pm.


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Trafford SEND Link Newsletter

December 2023


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