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Family Support

LBTS is a mental health support hub working closely with the NHS to support our students with anxiety and / or low mood. Please watch this short video to find out about the work of the Mental Health Support Team  (MHST) and how to ask for support for your child. 

Lambeth Council and local charities are here to help during the cost-of-living crisis. Grants and benefits may be available to help you pay your energy bills, click here to check.

MY FAMILY COACH

 
Have you heard of My Family Coach? It's an incredible free platform for schools and families for help and support with all areas of behaviour, school and family life.

The platform includes over 50 hours of free support content from the experienced team here at Team Teach. There's articles, podcasts, videos, ebooks and quarterly online parent classes that you and the families you support can attend and watch on-demand as well.
 
The resources and support cover a huge variety of topics and we're always adding more:
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Calming down
  • School life
  • Healthy living
  • At risk behaviour
  • Screen time

Upcoming training for parents:

Lambeth Council’s Early Years and Parenting  Service has a comprehensive offer of evidence-based parenting courses, to see the full offer visit Parenting Support Service | Lambeth Council.

We would like to further promote our ‘Stronger Relationships’ course that is delivered by our partner, Race Equality Foundation. We would like to encourage Lambeth parents to take up the offer of free places on their 6-week online, inclusive, and evidence-based 'Stronger Relationships' course. The course is aimed at parents of children aged 0 to 18 who are living with their co-parent or apart, are single parents, or living with extended family or in blended stepfamilies. This culturally attuned course aims to give parents the information, techniques, and skills needed to:

  • Raise happy, healthy children.
  • Cope better with the stresses of family life
  • Improve communication with their co-parent or other carers around their child including teachers!
  • Work through differences in parenting values in a solution-focused way

We have found that parents' interest has been engaged when the information has been publicised by schools. We ask that you to share the attached flyer with parents together with the Stronger Relationships promotional video and the text below.

Stronger Relationships online course

Lambeth Council has partnered with  Race Equality Foundation to offer Lambeth parents free places on their 6-week online, inclusive, and evidence-based 'Stronger Relationships' course.  Please take a look at this short video and the attached flyer for more information and how to sign up.

The Stronger Relationships course looks at how we cope with stress and gives techniques to show our children the way to work through everyday life problems (including getting their homework done!) with positive and respectful communication. Expert support is given in hour-long online group discussions which are offered at times to suit parents' busy lives, from 10 am to 7 pm; just choose the group time that works for you when you sign up. Please take advantage of this free and confidential course!

To register, visit Register with our Parenting Support Service (lambeth.gov.uk)

RPC Online flyer for parents 

Lambeth's Winter of Food and Fun - Free and fun activities for 4 to 16 year olds.

Extra mental wellbeing support available during the holiday season 

 

Local Lambeth Community Services

Here are some links for useful local Lambeth Community Services

The Gaia Centre: 

This service provides support for Lambeth residents affected by gender-based violence, including domestic abuse.

Normal hours are Monday - Friday from 8am - 6pm 

(Please note. The Gaia Centre will be closed on Dec 25th, 26th, and Jan 1st, 2024 - there is an out-of-hours on-call service: 07725245779)

Other local Lambeth Community Services links are provided below

In emergencies, call 999

Oval Learning

Oval Learning supports as many people as they can within school communities including children, young people, parents and carers.

Take a look at the no cost or low cost activities for families taking place this week - also available on the Families page on our website.

Download this weeks (Low-Cost-No-Cost-Easter-15th-Apr-21th-Apr) PDF

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Cost-Of -Living-Crisis-leaflet 05th Oct 2022 Download
Lambeth Cost of Living Crises Staff Info pack 05th Oct 2022 Download
18.-Low-Cost-No-Cost-3rd-June-9th-June 06th Jun 2024 Download