To support families during these unprecedented times we have collated resources that you may find useful. To visit any of the websites, please click the web address.

The Speech and Language Therapy Team (SALT) have launched the ‘South Tees NHS Children and Young People’s SALT Service’ page on Facebook. They also have associated YouTube and Twitter pages. On the page there is a wide range of support, advice and resources for children, families, carers and professionals. There is a weekly theme and general advice. They aim to cover as many areas of SALT as possible. There is also a weekly sing and sign song, a weekly story and lots of videos with demonstrations and practical advice as well as some information sheets to support children’s communication.


Urgent Out of Hours Support
Adult & Children’s Services (R&CBC) 01642 524552
CAMHS Crisis Team (NHS’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) For under 18s 0300 013 2000 (option 6)
Housing/Homelessness Services (R&CBC) 0345 065 5656
NHS Direct 111
NHS Helpline For NHS workers 0300 131 7000
Samaritans 116 123
Practical Support
Covid-19 Business Support Information
Domestic Violence Support Foundation
EVA Women’s Aid
Halo Project
0300 4562214
01642 490677
01642 683045
For help finding an online shopping slot
For information regarding local food deliveries.
Gas and Electric Pre-Pay Customer Advice Advice on social distancing The Government has updated its information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online.
RCBC Phone number to apply to the national free school meal voucher scheme 01642 774774
RCBC Changes to Redcar & Cleveland Council services
RCBC Vulnerable People Helpline Phone line and email address offering non-medical help and support for vulnerable people and those in need. 01642 774774
Redcar Citizens Advice Bureau Facebook page for opening times and contact details
Turn2Us Information about benefits
Support Groups
Guisborough Community Support (Coronavirus) For support in a variety of issues
Marske & New Marske COVID-19 Defence Group Support with difficulties regarding Covid-19
Redcar and Cleveland Coronavirus Support Group For support in with food and essential supplies shopping, collecting prescriptions and friendly chats if you are lonely.
07828 269321
Saltburn Coronavirus Response For support with collecting shopping and other activities
01287 658133
Teesside Community Action Group Providing a range of COVID-19 Support
Emotional Well-Being Support
Child Mind Article on supporting children with anxiety
Childline Support for the children at all times via the phone, 1-1 chats, access to the Calm Zone 0800 1111
Daisy Chai Specialist ASD, ADHD and sensory differences telephone support service 0800 031 5445
Dragonfly Impact Free anxiety booklet
Join the Movement A brand new campaign giving advice and tools to keep families active. It’s all about reaching out and unwinding.
Middlesbrough Mind 01642 257020- automated to take messages which are checked regularly throughout the day.
01642 257020
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Mindheart Kids A child friendly explanation of Coronavirus
NHS – Every Mind Matters Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Nosy Crow Blog Free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
NSPCC Advice to help support children who are anxious or worried about Coronavirus and struggling with their mental health
Recovery College Online Support for parents and carers
Redcar Mind Mental health support for young people 01642 296052
The Anna Freud Centre A short video which provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disruption caused by the Coronavirus
The Junction Foundation Emotional Well-being Support Email:
Web site:
01642 756000
The Link Information, advice or support via a duty line, manned 2-4pm every day 01642 505580 (option 3)
Web site:
Witherslack Group A series of free webinars so that parents, carers and professionals can get the support they need whilst at home.
Young Minds An article on how to support mental health in lockdown
Lockdown Support for Families
BBC Bitesize Bitesize daily lessons
Book Trust Online storytelling
BT Top Tips on Tech
Ed Place A learning site which has temporarily made its resources £1 during the current crisis. Lots of activities broken up into year groups.
Harry Potter at Home
Kidadl Ideas on free indoor and outdoor activities and learning for kids of all ages and interests in lockdown.
Pearson Education A really useful site to support children at home, from Pearson
Rosetta Stone Language acquisition website, three months free access to.
School Sports Partnership Promoting activities and challenges via social media, aiming to keep families safe but active.
The Maths Factor Carol Vorderman’s online maths school, free during the current crisis.
White Rose Maths Free maths activities