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Free School Meals

Maidenhead Foodshare
Information from the food bank, explaining how they can help families at this time

Family Lives (formerly known as Parentline)
If you’re finding it hard at home with your child and are struggling to cope, call Family Lives for free, confidential advice on 0808 800 2222.

Mental Health Foundation
Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

If you’re worried about the safety of another child in our community, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Or call the police on 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger.

Rotary Club Maidenhead
If you are in isolation, just don’t want to leave the house or would like to volunteer to help, Rotary in Maidenhead is here for you.

Paul Hay - PCLS Training: Useful Links and Videos
Our children will never know a world without the Internet. Paul Hay delivers key messages for the safe use of the Internet and recently ran a briefing in school for parents and carers. This website will help parents focus on their children's online safety, a significant factor when considering the home-learning environment.

Place2Be: Improving Children's Mental Health
Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

Child Bereavement UK
We help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Child Bereavement UK YouTube Channel
If you had #onemoreminute, what would you say?

Public Health Matters
The official blog of Public Health England, providing expert insight on the organisation's work and all aspects of public health, including the coronavirus emergency.

All Saints Church, Boyne Hill
Information and guidance from Fr. Jeremy

Managing transition to secondary schools

Parents guide to transition to secondary school

Top ten tips for parents

No 22 Parent Support Group

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing info for Parents and Young People

Family Problems

Various support groups are available to help families with problems, including those offering Family Mediation, details of which follow:

Thames Valley Family Mediation
Thames Valley Family Mediation has been consistently delivering excellence in family mediation for more than 30 years. Bursaries are available to offer free or subsidised places to parents on low incomes or receiving income-related benefits.

Kids Come First

Separated Parent Support Workshops

Family Friends
Family Friends provide short term support to families who are facing difficult times and enable them to get back on their feet. Our help is free, confidential and open to any family living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with a child aged 0 – 13 years and up to 18 years for Armed Service families.

Re:Charge RR
A registered charity, Re:Charge R&R (Restore & Revive) work with families in Maidenhead community with weekly drop-in sessions at Larchfield, Furze Platt and Maidenhead town centre. The services helps with parenting, stress and difficulties with home life.

Family Links: Parents
Find out how to join a parent group; explore free downloads with practical tips and ideas for parents, and find contact details for organisations offering help and support for children and families.

Help Paying for Childcare

There are a variety of schemes available to help pay for childcare costs.  Please see the leaflet below and visit the website for more information.

Help Paying for Childcare Leaflet

Help Paying for Childcare

Child Care Choices
Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Special Educational Needs Support:

The Autism Group
Free parent support and social groups, parent training sessions and a home visit service for residents in the Boroughs of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell.

Mental Health Support for Adults & Children:

Mental Health - Let's Talk the Talk

Parents Guide RBWM

Heads Together: Mentally Healthy Schools
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help support pupils.

Talking Therapies
Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems. You can refer yourself to Talking Therapies now, or ask your GP or healthcare Professional to refer you.

Moodzone - NHS Choices
Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.