Wellbeing & Mental Health

NSPCC Helpline

If you need advice and support about a child, or if you are concerned about a child’s wellbeing, talk to us. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are.

Call 0808 800 5000, email or visit


This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren's mental health and promote their wellbeing and is available as a document and short video presentation. 

The link to both resources is here: 


Barclays Digital Eagles – Digital Upskill Virtual Sessions

We’ve all been relying on digital much more recently to complete schoolwork, stay in touch with loved ones, work remotely and shop for the essentials. But as brilliant as the digital world is, it can also pose its own risks.

We want you to feel confident and prepared to explore the digital world so recommend some free virtual sessions starting this month with the Barclays Digital Eagles. Digital Upskill is their initiative to improve computing education and online safety in the UK.

 When emotions explode (Young Minds)

Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.

Download the poster here:  

The NSPCC site offers a good range of advice for the parents of children with special educational needs. Scroll down for a list of useful resources, including: coronavirus specific materials; managing emotions and videos to support movement and mindfulness.   

A menu of links to a many different resources, covering the following topics: health; well-being; visual and sensory learning; social stories; English and communication; mathematics and fun activities. 


Free e-books containing a wealth of ideas to support dyslexic learners. 

It is an advertisement to the Reading Eggs program, but there are some useful ideas on this particular page for supporting reading. 

Short spelling activities from the British Dyslexia Association, which can be picked up again and again as starters or in a spare moment. 

A menu of links from Dyslexia Cornwall, including one to the site of local author, Oliver West. 


A list of apps that can help children with autism to access learning. 

Suggested activities for children with autism and their families to try. 

Great advice on how to approach teaching and learning at home and online for children with autism. 

Useful websites and support. West Cornwall

Family Information Service

National Autistic Society

ADHD Foundation

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

PDA Society

PDA Together Facebook page


Friends of Face 2 Face Cornwall Oasis Groups

Parent Carers Cornwall

Wellbeing and Autism Wheel

Coronavirus and Mental Wellbeing (mental wellbeing guides specifically with reference to coronavirus but also lots of useful links and signposting for mental wellbeing for children)

Parenting Advice Line – leave message asking for parenting team to call back – 01209 310000

Parenting Podcasts and Transcripts

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This is the link for ASD Wales young people’s video. It is a great 18 minutes Autism awareness with questions for discussion:

Some inspiring quotes:,met%20one%20individual%20with%20autism.

You can also find out more about the neurodevelopmental pathway here: Information for professionals on Neurodevelopmental Assessment Referrals - Cornwall Council There is a video and leaflet for parents if you scroll to the bottom on the page.

Now children are starting to return to sports clubs, it's good for them to thinks

about what these should look like if they're run correctly {safely and for the benefit

of all participants}.

Parents in Sport Week 2021 | CPSU

This year's campaign focuses on giving parents the information and tools they need to be part of the bigger safeguarding picture in sport. Dates: 4 - 10 October 2021 Location: Nationwide By signing-up to support the campaign, you'll get all the support you need on your journey to becoming a great sports parent and to keep your child safe in sport.