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Family Wellbeing

We all manage differently with how we cope with day-to-day life.

Our wellbeing is so important because it affects how we manage and how we parent our children. Sometimes we might need help to get us through really difficult times and other times we will feel OK without support. As they grow up our children can also have wellbeing needs and we need to make sure we are well enough ourselves to be able to respond to their needs too.

Support can come in different ways: something as simple as someone to chat to, having time for yourself each day, getting outside for a walk, getting help from a professional.

Ways to help me feel better

Finding time for yourself can be challenging, especially if you’re juggling home and work life with supporting your child or young person. Here are some websites with useful tips:

Support and advice is available
Anna Freud

Self-care for all parents and carers. .

 Self care for all parents and carers | Anna Freud

Health and wellbeing

A number of useful resources, from healthy eating to helping you stop smoking. .

 Health and wellbeing | Leicestershire County Council

Tackle loneliness and social isolation

Connecting with people and services in your local community can help.

 Loneliness and isolation | Leicestershire County Council

Ways to help my child and family feel better

Find ways to support the wellbeing of your whole family.

Support and advice to help your child and family
Mentally Healthy Schools

Resources for better wellbeing for your family.

 Mentally Healthy Schools


5 ways to improve your family’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

 5 ways to improve your family's mental health

Supporting your child with Emotionally Based School Absence (EBSA)

EBSA is a broad term that is used to describe children and young people who have difficulty attending school and may have long period of absence due to emotional distress. 

Your child might complain of anxiety symptoms such as butterflies in their tummy, pins and needles and nausea. 

This helpful guide explains this in a little more detail, and what you can do to help. 


REMEMBER! anxiety is a normal human feeling. It doesn't feel very nice, but avoiding it makes it worse, not better

Baby loss

Whether your baby dies while you’re pregnant of after they’re born, the grief can feel overwhelming for both parents. You may have other children who need help to understand what has happened.

There is support to help you deal with your loss

A leading charity for still birth and neonatal death, where you’ll find a wide range of support available.

 How we offer support

The Miscarriage Association

Online chat and helpline for a range of resources, support and group forums.

 Here to help you through

 01924 200799

The Lullaby Trust

Offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. Talk freely, for as long as required, with a sympathetic and understanding listener. Calls to their helpline are free from all landlines and most mobile phone networks (check your contract if you're not sure).

 Bereavement support

 0808 802 6868

Registrars Service at Leicestershire County Council

Sadly, an essential part of the journey after a baby has died is registering their death. Leicestershire County Council Registrars Service can sensitively support you with this.

 Register a stillbirth | Leicestershire County Council

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