Covid-19 Family Support Services

Bereavement Support: 

Grief Encounter – supporting bereaved children and young people:

Winston’s Wish:

Child Bereavement uk:

Online Support/ Apps: SHOUT: crisis textline. Text Shout to 85258 

Shout 85258 is the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.

Kooth App: Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.

Think Ninja APP: About ThinkNinja. Empowering children and young people to build resilience, manage their emotional health and to fulfil their potential. 

What is See, Hear, Respond?

See, Hear, Respond is a coalition of charities, led by Barnardo’s, providing services to children across England offering support for children and families who have been the most impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Domestic Violence:  National Centre for Domestic Violence  

Domestic Violence Support for women and children:

Ascent Counselling service: 020 7619 1360 call 10 am – 1 pm  Mon – Fri Support for men who are victims of Domestic Violence 


Charities who specialise in supporting CYP and their families with disabilities or additional needs. This applies to families who have a child/YP with a disability or additional need, not for families whose adults have a disability.

Charity name: Contact

They have telephone and chat support amongst other types of support for families.

Charity name: Sibs

They specialise in supporting the siblings of CYP with disabilities and additional needs.