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:

Summer Workshops

Portsmouth Mental Health Support Team are offering Zoom workshops to support young people  who are experiencing stress and anxiety

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


Advice and information from the Safeguarding Training Centre about child safety and Fortnite


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 support page for helping children with sleep problems

CustomEyes Books

Tailor-made books for visually impaired children


Portsmouth City Council Parenting Offer

Behaviour support services 

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Available support in January and February

Parenting Surgeries

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

St Ronan's Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0PX tel: 023 92 734787 Email:

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