We do not directly work with parents/ carers or pupils, but you may find some of the 'useful links' on each page of this website of benefit.
If you are in Leeds and need support the following links may be of help:
The Leeds Freedom Families - a supportive network for close family (and friends) of the LGBT+ community. By creating a non-judgemental safe space they encourage open dialogue to assist in the acceptance stage of family supporting their children in coming out as LGBT+, along with identifying opportunities to be champions for the community. They provide a forum to seek peer support, a network to enable parent/ families to meet up to share experiences and support each other as well as opportunities for you to make a difference by becoming a community champion.
Leeds Cancer Awareness Project (www.leedscancer.com) work across Leeds to raise awareness for early signs and symptoms, self-checking, NHS screening services and the importance of early detection. They focus on breast, lung, bowel, prostate & cervical cancer. The team offer a range of training sessions as well as informal awareness sessions.
- Population_screening_timeline_national_updated_2021.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)
- Lifetime screening animations on Vimeo English audio video’s but captioned in various languages
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbyyPchUuDdqV9gtWFVa7hA/videos Cancer Wise Leeds cervical screening videos with voice overs in various languages
HENRY parent programmes
Visit our HENRY parents page and to find out more about how HENRY parent programmes could help your families be healthier and happier. Schools can also share this page with their parents/cares or add a link to their own school website.
The HENRY 5-12 programme is an 8 week course delivered by local HENRY facilitators for up to 12 parents. Programmes focus on building your confidence and strengths as a parent, and explores key themes such as; emotional well-being, whole family lifestyle habits, mealtimes, TV, sleep, food, parenting and physical activity.
Please visit the HENRY parents page to find out more and see if there is a programme running near you.
Other helpful sites for parents:
Young Minds the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. You can find a confidential parents helpline, and help and guidance for children & young people.
Childline offers free and confidential phone and online support lines to children and young people in need. They also offer online counselling via their website.
Young Stonewall is the site for all young people to find out about issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people at home, at work and at school.
Barnardo's services work with children and young people who have mental health difficulties. They run centres where children and young people can come and they make sure that they have a worker they can trust and who they can talk to. They help them build their confidence and to address the root of their difficulties. They also work with their parents, making sure that parents feel supported. And they stay in close touch with other professionals.
asthma Asthma support for parents/carers.