Parenting and families

Libraries deliver Universal Childrens' Centre Services offering fun sessions such as rhyme times and messy play that stimulate development and encourage school readiness. Promotions such as the Summer Reading Challenge encourage reader development during school holidays, while offering extra events for the whole family.​

Your child's health

Breastfeeding advice and information
Drug, alcohol and substance abuse
  • Talk to Frank
    Includes support through live chat and helpline
  • Family Lives
    Listening, supportive and non-judgmental help and advice
  • Community for Recovery
    Supporting anyone whose life is affected by volatile substance abuse
  • Adfam
    Supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol
Eating disorders
  • MIND
    Guidance for friends and family of someone with an eating disorder
  • NHS Choices
    Advice for parents on eating disorders
General health advice
Legal highs
Mental health and wellbeing
  • AskNormen
    Northamptonshire mental health gateway
  • OPAL Project
    Resources for everyone affected by self-harm
  • Papyrus
    We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities
  • MIND
    Information and support on mental health problems including depression
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Includes advice on depression
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Your child's welfare

Bullying
Keeping safe

​Websites containing advice for parents and carers on internet safety.

Keep Safe Card - scheme for anyone in Northamptonshire with a learning disability.

​Advice on keeping your child safe.

Relationships and sex
  • NSPCC
    Advice for parents on talking to teenagers about sex, relationships and how to stay safe​
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Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

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There is no such thing as a typical foster carer so please don't rule yourself out. Whether you're single or in a relationship you can still be a fos...

There is no such thing as a typical foster carer so please don't rule yourself out.

Whether you're single or in a relationship you can still be a fos...
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With just under 2 weeks to go until the OVO Energy Women's Tour comes to Northamptonshire, find out where you can catch the riders here www.womenstour...

With just under 2 weeks to go until the OVO Energy Women's Tour comes to Northamptonshire, find out where you can catch the riders here www.womenstour...
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Dont forget that you can use floss and dental sticks between brushing. #NationalSmileMonth

Dont forget that you can use floss and dental sticks between brushing. #NationalSmileMonth
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