What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone feels at some point in their life. Anxiety is like feeling afraid and has helped us survive as a species. Anxiety triggers a response in our brain called the Fight or Flight response, which enables us to respond to danger, so we have a better chance of surviving and staying safe. This emotion allowed cavemen to survive because it allowed them to run away, fight or hide from dangerous threats in their environment, including tigers or dinosaurs! A little bit of anxiety is a good thing because it prepares
our body for danger and helps us get things done, for example, revising for a big exam. If we weren’t worried then we wouldn’t have any motivation to revise! However, anxiety becomes a problem when it stops us from doing day to day things or stops us from concentrating as we’re too busy worrying. The follow resource is a useful guide for parents whose children are suffering from anxiety.
Parent Activity Pack for Children with Anxiety
Are you looking for support or advice on a problem related to be a parent or carer? If your answer is ‘Yes’, then you may be interested in exploring Haringey Council’s helpful new ‘Parenting’ web page. The web page includes information for parents and carers about the types of support available within the borough, as well as a comprehensive new Parenting Support document providing an up-to-date list of some of the current services
running parenting programmes, courses, workshops and projects in Haringey. You can view the website by clicking here.
Parents in Mind is a newly commissioned peer support project funded by Haringey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It targets parents and carers of young people aged 10-18 living in the borough who are experiencing emotional and/or mental health difficulties. The peer support groups offer parents and carers a chance to meet peers with similar experiences and to learn more about mental health and local borough support. For more information, please visit the Parents in Mind webpage.
CHOICES offers support to children and young people in Haringey who are worried about their emotional wellbeing. You can request support from the team for a one-off face to face conversation. They will help you work out what services are available around Haringey to support you.
The CHOICES team want to help you build on your strengths. They are able to signpost or refer you to other local organisations depending on your needs. They can work with you to help you explore what might be different at home, in school or in your free time, and how you can start to bring about this change. It’s free and confidential and can really make a difference.
Children are able to self-refer, as are parents who may be concerned about their child. Referrals can be made either by telephoning 020 8702 3405 or visiting the CHOICES website www.haringeychoices.org and completing the online web form.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. They have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through over 145 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. Their innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults. To find out more abut how they could help you and your family by visiting the Family Actin website www.family-action.org.uk
Family Mosaic is a large housing association providing affordable homes and care and support services. They own and manage approximately 26,000 affordable rented homes and house around 45,000 people. They also provide a wide range of specialist housing and care and support services to around 8,000 people in London, Essex and the South East. They own two subsidiaries, Old Oak Housing in West London and Charlton Triangle Homes in South East London and are a member of the g15, the representative body of the largest housing associations in London. To find out how they could help you visit their website at www.familymosaic.co.uk
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. To find out how Shelter can help you visit their website www.shelter.org.uk
or call 0344 515 1540 or 0808 800 4444.
Family Information Service
Benefits of FIS
- the focus is on you the customer
- you get free and impartial information
- professional, trained, helpful staff
- information is accurate and up-to-date
About FISD (Family Information Service online Directory)
- Use FISD to find information on services for you and your family such as: out of school services, health services, parenting and family support, jobs, training and much more!
- Find what you need by searching by subject area or for services aimed at babies, young children, teenagers, etc.
- Popular searches include information for teenagers, GPs and dentists, and benefits.
- You can also search by age, location, when activities are on and by type of event.
- Shortlist your search to make it easier to view and print out search results.
Use FISD ‘What’s On?’ to find out about events and activities in Haringey – including sports, arts and crafts, dance, and music.
To find out more, visit FISD and What’s On? at www.fisd.haringey.gov.uk
Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society. Our experience enables us to help families with any problem or challenge that they face. Our trained family support workers, both paid and volunteer, offer all family members immediate and on-going help on the phone, online or in local communities. We use the knowledge gained through our work to inform, support and train professionals and campaign for changes to improve and support family life. To find out more, visit Family Lives at www.familylives.org.uk