Recommended charities and organisations
The place to go for Sex Ed and developing your child's understanding of healthy relationships. Whether you are a confused teacher or worried parent Bold Voices can help.
"We are an educational platform delivering workshops, talks, digital sessions and online resources to teachers, parents and young people at school and university. Whether you’re a parent, teacher or student, we are here to support you in fighting for an education free from inequality and gendered violence for the next generation."
Teachappy is founded by Adrian Bethune who has been teaching happiness and wellbeing to primary school children and teachers since 2010.
Here you will find training, resources and informative articles.
Action for Happiness is a huge community that holds informative events, provides resources and connects thousands of people all across the world.
Take a look at what events could develop your ability to effectively look after your own mental health and wellbeing.
Resolve to Play
Providing opportunities for children to play is a vital part of our role as parents and teachers to facilitate and develop a child's mindful learning journey.
Resolve to Play provides lots and lots of interesting ways to support your child's development and learning, through play, from babies to school starters.
A favourite of Sophie's, Club Soda offer non-judgemental support to those who want to reflect upon and change their drinking habits.
"Club Soda helps you live well by being more mindful about drinking. Whether you want to cut down, take a break from alcohol or stop drinking, you’re welcome to join us."
Take a look at the courses they offer, join their community and keep an eye on amazing alcohol free events!
Think U Know
If you are lost about how to manage your child's online safety or not sure about how to keep your children safe online then Thinkuknow is the place to go.
"Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
The Parent A-Z guide to support is particularly helpful, giving detail on many mental health conditions including anxiety."
Pregnant then Screwed
"Pregnant Then Screwed is the leading charity working to end the motherhood penalty.
We campaign on the issues that impact pregnant women and working mums, offering free advice while working for meaningful change."
On their website you can get in touch for advice, get involved in campaigns and sign up for events to help fight for change and make work life in pregnancy and beyond more accessible and equal.
"We’re transforming mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all."
Working alongside the community and professionals they provide research and training to develop and provide the best support to young people and their families.
If you want to introduce mindfulness to your school then this is the place to go.
Sophie did her 8 week mindfulness course here and they offer courses for teachers of all different ages.
"Supporting teacher and education staff wellbeing for 145 years"
Education Support can offer immediate help to educators on their helpline
08000 562 561.
They also offer a grant service where they can help you manage your finances and offer emotional and practical support to help you thrive at work.
Nave offer advice and support for women's health.
"We promote “Real talk on women’s health” because there is freedom in knowledge. Nave is ultimately a destination for you to feel good – or at the very least OK – about these monumental changes you’re facing."
Sophie Whippy, the Founder of Nave has lots to offer including Doula services, pre and post-natal support alongside movement and yoga sessions.
Place 2Be offer support, therapy and further services to young people, families and schools.
They also offer training to those who want to become child counsellors.
On their website you will find further information on what they have to offer alongside resources for parents and schools.
Well Together is the collaboration of three excellent wellbeing organisations.
If you are looking for someone to measure your schools wellbeing and put in place training to improve mental health in your setting then this is the place to go.
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
OMC offer some amazing courses if you want to learn mindfulness. "They will guide you all the way from introducing mindfulness through to mindfulness becoming a part of everyday life."
They also offer some excellent teacher training if you want to teach mindfulness too.
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect."
Mind info line: 0300 123 3393