Support for Families

This page provides signposting to a variety of services available to support families. 

Parentalk courses - Care for the Family- The Parent Talk Program is a video based parent support. There is a primary and secondary version that is a free resource from Care for the Family.

1-2-3-Magic: The 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting - YouTube - 1-2-3 Magic is a positive parenting programme. The link provided takes you to a YouTube presentation, which demonstrates how 1-2-3 Magic can be implimented effectively.

Family Toolbox - Tips and tools for family life in Wirral - They aim to make resources and support more readily available, putting the power right in the hands of families to work out what you want to change, and what steps you want to take to do that. The website provides information on various topics, including Tricky Behaviours, Family Life, Child Development and Looking after yourself. There is also a 'what's on' tab, which provides information on events happening locally. 

Not For Profit | Healthbox CIC | England - Their mission is to promote health and wellbeing to individuals and groups by empowering them to make healthier choices easier. Healthbox offer a variety of programmes, which include support with Mental Health, Sleep and Social Prescribing.

Family Support Chester - Koala North West ( Koala North West offer a range of services to support families with young children. They offer practical and emotional support and guidance around routines, family management, children's emotional health and support in ensuring children are school ready.

Programmes - SilverCloud ( - Provide programmes that are designed to help you improve and maintain your wellbeing.

Chapter ( - Chapter is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing mental ill-health in West Cheshire. They assist people living with mental ill-health by providing a pathway of support that gives hope, the opportunity to make connections, and vital new skills. They support people with a range of mental health needs.

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds - Is the UK’s leading national charity supporting children and young people's mental health. Their website is filled with lots of hints and tips for young people and parents. 

School Anxiety Journal Prompts ( - A useful journal you can use to help your child if they are experiencing school anxiety.

School Anxiety and Refusal | Parent Guide to Support | YoungMinds - If your child is anxious about school, or they are unable to go to school, YoungMinds have advice on supporting them and working with the school and other services.

Parents/ Carers EBSA Guidance | Support Services for Education - Parents/Carers support and guidence for anxiety based around attending school.

Home - Disability Positive - Provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families. Disability Positive is for children on mid to high rate DLA.   

Home - Endorphins Group UKis a service that offers weekend and holiday groups, they link in with Young Carers. Endorphins provide inclusive programmes for both adults and young people.

Supporting bereaved children and young people | Child Bereavement UK - Child Bereavement UK  support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. 

The Bread and Butter Thing in Ellesmere Port – food for families struggling they offer food bags ranging from £5 to £17and also accept healthy start vouchers. For more information:

Advice on how to eat well and move more Healthier Families - Home - NHS (

Exploring the sensory impact on eating and food choices How our senses impact our eating and food choices.pdf (

OnePlusOne – homepage - The One Plus One Programme is designed to support and strengthen relationships by providing couples with practical tools and skills to manage conflicts and improve communication. It includes workshops, online resources, and tailored guidance aimed at enhancing relationship quality and stability. You can sign up and work through the online resources at your own pace. There are three different programmes available: Arguing better, Me you and Baby and Getting it right for children 

St Mary of the Angels Primary School, Rossall Grove, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1NN