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Support directory

The pages on the left-hand toolbar contain links and resources on a range of topics which may be helpful to share with parents, children and young people in addition to the information contained within each website topic.

Solihull’s Family Information Service  also provides signposting and support for parents and carers with children aged 0-19 (or aged 25 with a disability).

Solihull Parents’ Network and Forum (link opens in new tab or window) provide information, peer support and involvement in local decision making.

Early help is a way of supporting people to avoid problems, or to deal with them before they get worse.  Problems may emerge at any point during childhood and adolescence. Engage is a service provided through early help in Solihull. Details of blogs, news, events, training and partnerships can be found on their webpages.

Kooth is a safe, confidential and non-stigmatized way for young people to receive free counselling, advice and support on-line (via our 24 hour website). Including:

  • A chat function for a young person to drop in to speak to a readily available counsellor (see below for live chat times).
  • A messaging function to contact the service
  • Live discussion groups
  • An online magazine which includes opportunities for children and young people to submit their stories or write articles,
  • Information, activities and self-care tools and resources on the site to download.

N.B. The service is staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and is free to access for all 11-25 year olds , who live or go to school in Solihull or are looked after by Solihull Council or have a Solihull GP

The Youth Wellbeing Directory  provides a list of local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25.

Health for Kids and Health for Teens contain lots of useful health-related information for children, young people and parents including links to local organisations.