Parenting and families

Free quality parenting and families websites selected by our information professionals.


Your child's health

Breastfeeding advice and information
Drug, alcohol and substance abuse
  • Talk to Frank
    Includes support through live chat and helpline
  • Family Lives
    Listening, supportive and non-judgmental help and advice
  • Community for Recovery
    Supporting anyone whose life is affected by volatile substance abuse
  • Adfam
    Supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol
Eating disorders
  • MIND
    Guidance for friends and family of someone with an eating disorder
  • NHS Choices
    Advice for parents on eating disorders
General health advice
Legal highs
Mental health and wellbeing
  • On My Mind (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families)
    Aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing
  • OPAL Project
    Resources for everyone affected by self-harm
  • Papyrus
    We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities
  • MIND
    Information and support on mental health problems including depression
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Includes advice on depression
  • Young Minds
    The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Young Minds want to see a world where all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what



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Your child's welfare

Internet safety and security
Keeping safe
  • Child Accident Prevention Trust
    Working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
  • Childline
    Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. They are available online, on the phone, anytime.
  • Keep Safe Card
    Scheme for anyone in Northamptonshire with a learning disability.
    Advice on keeping your child safe.
  • The Mix​
    Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, The Mix take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. Provide you with the information and support you need to deal with it all.


Relationships and sex
    Advice for parents on talking to teenagers about sex, relationships and how to stay safe​
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