Help and Support
Health and Wellbeing
- Understanding and supporting anxiety in your child
- What to do if your child is self-harming
- Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events
- Are you worried about your child's lack of self-esteem?
- Helping your child cope with peer pressure
- Helping your child establish positive sleep patterns
- Stigma and mental health: a parent's guide
- What if you are worried about your child's mental health?
- How listening to your child can be as important as talking to them
- Body confidence
Sex and Relationships
These Help and Support pages draw in articles and content from ParentInfo, a brand new service from the Parent Zone and CEOP (part of the National Crime Agency).
- Conversations with young children about sex and relationships
- How to talk to teens about sex
- Meeting others: the particular challenges for LGBTQ+ children
- Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide
- Online dating and teens
- Eight useful facts about sexually transmitted infections
- What goes on behind closed bedroom doors
- Pick up artists and negging
- Relationships- good for your health
- Sex and relationships online: how you can help
- Revenge Porn- now a criminal offence
Sex and Relationships- Difficult conversations
- When you want to have a conversation about sex
- Talking about sex
- Sexual health
- How to open a difficult conversation
- Three tips for staring a difficult conversation with your child
Sex and Relationships- Pornography
- Should I be concerned about internet porn?
- How can I talk to my child about unhealthy images?
- CEOP's video: talking about pornography
- Internet porn: top tips on how to respond?
- Is internet porn affecting children's happiness?
Sex and Relationships- Coming out as LGBTQ+
- Things to do if your child comes out as LGBTQ+
- When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi
- LGBTQ+ glossary for parents
- What I wish my parents had told me about HIV as a gay teenager
- When you think your child might be gay
Sex and Relationships- Abusive relationships
- Five tips for helping your kids recognise abusive relationships
- Start talking PANTS!
- Prevent abuse- how to minimise the risks
- Online sexual abuse
- Who are abusers and why aren't we better at spotting them?
- Spotting the signs of abuse
Sex and Relationships- Grooming
- What to do if your child is groomed online
- If you find out your child has been sexually abused or exploited
- At risk of sexual exploitation?- know the signs
- Sexual abuse on webcam: what parents can do
- What can make young people vulnerable online?
- How do abusers do what they do?
Sex and Relationships- Consent
Sex and Relationships- Contraception and pregnancy
- Finding support for teenage pregnancy
- Abortion- what should I tell my child?
- Teen sex and contraception- what's legal?
- If your teen is sexually active?
Oxfordshire Practitioner Toolkit
The Practitioner Toolkit contains information on a whole range of issues relating to wellbeing, mental health and SEN, organised by topic. It has information and links to both local and national services, as well as to helplines. All resources on this page are free to use by anyone.