Parental Support

At Craneswater, we are committed to supporting your family’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing.  We want to make your child’s journey with us as supported and enjoyable as possible. Our Family Well-being support team are here to help or signpost you to external agencies.  We can help with:

  • your child’s health and well being

  • behaviour concerns

  • parenting advice

  • educational guidance

  • Internet safety including social media

We can also offer information on activities in the community to promote your child’s wellbeing.

Websites to support mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic

NHS Every Mind Matters

Ten top tips to help with coronavirus related anxiety 

NHS Mindfulness

Ideas and advice on mental health and wellbeing


Information for children about coronavirus and where to turn for support 

Young Minds

Advice and support available to help with coronavirus related anxiety

Guidance for children with SEND

Guidelines and resources to support the education of children with SEND during the coronavirus pandemic

City Wide Support

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Young Minds Information and advice for parents and carers supporting young people in the following areas:



Further support and information:

Lets Talk About Mental Health

Spotting the signs of emotional distress; steps towards helping your child with anxiety, resilience and self-esteem, positive mental attitude toolkit, steps to help with transition and social media 

Mighty Moe 

An anxiety workbook to use with the guidance of parents, carers or a mental health professional

Anxiety Booklet

Child friendly advice and activities for children worried about the Coronavirus pandemic

Everybody Worries

An online picture book for children worried about the coronavirus pandemic

Wellbeing Toolkit

Wellbeing activities for children up to 11 years


Child Development

An advice line for parents and carers provided by the Children's Therapy Service

Childhood Illness

Advice on common childhood illness

Treating Head Lice 

Solent Children's Services guide for treating head lice

Text Messaging Service

An NHS text messaging service for parents, carers and young people in Portsmouth

School Nurse Service

How to access the School Nurse Service

NHS Solent Sleep

Solent Child  and Family Services advice for helping children with sleep problems

Top Ten Tips for a Good Nights Sleep

Advice from Solent Child and Family Services

Healthy Eating and Establishing Sleep Routines

Advice from START  and Safefood 

CustomEyes Books

Tailor-made books for visually impaired children


Portsmouth City Council Parenting Offer 2021 

Behaviour support services 

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Available support in the Summer Term

Parenting Surgeries

Details of parenting surgeries available via phone consultation to discuss behaviour issues 


CustomEyes Books

Tailor-made books for visually impaired children