There are many organisations in Brent which can offer support for our children and families.
Brent Educational Psychology (EP) Service provide a confidential parent telephone drop in service every month. This is open for parents to come to discuss any concerns they have regarding their children or family. It gives parents access to an Educational Professional who can give you advice or support in any area regarding your family or children. These are always popular and book up fast.
The next drop in will be Wednesday 22nd June 2022. To find out how to book a session, contact the Brent EPS on 07867 189440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston Park Family Well-being Centre, College Road, Wembley, HA9 8RJ 020 8937 5980
Have a look at the website to see what is available and to register- www.brent.gov.uk/familywellbeingcentres
The Well-being Centre has a varied range of daily activities for all the family including :
Brent have started a NEW Dads' programme for the next three months. This has already been very popular, especially Friday nights. Different sessions cover a wide age range, from 0-12 year olds. and includes sessions on outdoor physical activity. The idea is that dads can bring all the children in the family and engage in activities with them. NO DAD NO ENTRY.
For further information contact: Peter Firkin, Brent Dad’s Programme, Tel:07385398260, Peter.Firkin1@brent.gov.uk
Websites for services
Many of us might be feeling unsafe, vulnerable, alone or unable to cope with grief or loss. The following helplines are free and confidential:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or use their website here
Samaritans: 116 123
Whatever problems you are facing Samaritans are there to listen.
SHOUT: Text Shout to 85258. Text service for support with any mental health concern (it will not show up on your bill).
CRUSE: 0808 808 1677. Support and advice if you are grieving or dealing with bereavement and loss of a loved one.
Looking out for friends and colleagues:
It might feel more difficult to mention to someone that you’re worried about them, but now more than ever we need to keep our connections strong.
If you're worried about someone, The Samaritans has a range of resources to help get the conversation started.