Family Support

Here is a selection of websites which you may find useful. Please note these are external websites that have been recommended to us.

If you have any other suggestions, or if you find any are unsuitable or not working, please contact Mrs Puzey via the school office.

Parenting Smart (Place2Be)

The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

  • Understanding sibling rivalry 
  • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
  • My child has trouble going to sleep
  • My child says ‘I hate you!’
  • Cultural identity: who am I?

The Parenting Smart website can found here:

Supporting parents and carers – Young Minds

For parents, it can be helpful to think of ‘acting out’ behaviour as an iceberg. The challenging behaviour is the tip, but there may be a range of emotions under the surface. The Young Minds website and helpfinder will guide parents to the information and advice they need when they need it.

Parent Gym

You are invited to join the Parent Gym: Parenting Through Uncertainty Facebook group, to share stories, thoughts, tips and ideas on how we are managing to adjust to this challenging period in our lives. You are very welcome to join the group whether or not you have attended a Parent Gym programme in the past. This invitation also extends to parents outside our school, so if you would like to share with friends please do; we’re all there to support each other.

Click on this link 

Parent Gym is a well-established, six-week programme that shares and explores practical tips and strategies to make family life easier and help your children thrive. ​It is run in school by a trained coach and covers the following topics:

  • Chat – Help your family talk and listen to each other
  • Love  – Build self-esteem and independence through secure attachments
  • Behave – Bring calm and order to your home
  • Care – Looking after ourselves and our families
  • Discover – Support your children to learn and explore
  • Together – Look to the future and recapping key techniques


Barnet Adult Carers  – support for anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Contact: 020 8343 9698 or email

Barnet Young Carers – support for children and young people caring for a parent or sibling

Contact: 020 8432 2092 or email

Family Support

Home-Start BarnetTrained volunteers – usually parents themselves – visit families in their homes and provide informal, friendly and confidential support covering a range of areas.

Contact: 020 8371 0674 or email

Young Minds gives advice on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing. and where to get help.

Domestic Violence

One Stop Shop – a free drop-in service for male and female victims of domestic violence. 

Contact: 020 8359 4797





Barnet Solace Advocacy and Support Service – free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse

Contact: 020 8733 4113

National Domestic Violence Helpline – free, 24 hour helpline

Contact: 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line – support for male victims of domestic violence

Contact: 080 8801 0327


RISE is an innovative staff-led mutual that designs and delivers behavioural change programmes and new approaches. Our work can be used in the criminal justice system and community to transform the lives of individuals, families and communities.

In order to create safe communities, RISE empowers people to break their cycle of harmful behaviour and develop better relationships with their families and society. A large part of this is through our work in tackling domestic violence and abuse.


Sweet – supporting women into employment, enterprise and training

Contact:  020 7266 8254 or email

Other Support Services

Turn2us – links to sources of information and advice on benefits, housing, jobs, legal issues and other practical help

Barnet Citizens Advice

Outreach Barnet – a short-term support service that works with people who have housing related support needs

Contact:  020 3115 1185

Barnet Council Children and Families

Welfare Rights – for parents of children under 5

Contact: 020 8359 6135 or email:

V-i-a – a drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse

Contact: 0300 303 2866 or email:

Barnet Refugee Service – a charity working with individuals and agencies to improve the quality of life and promote the physical, social and mental well-being of refugees and asylum seekers.

Contact: 020 8905 9002 or email:

Children’s centres are a place where you can enjoy a variety of activities with your child in a friendly and relaxed environment.  Courses, advice and a range of services are available to parents and carers with a child under 5.

Please phone or check your local centres website for details of current provision.

Coppetts Wood Children’s Centre, Coppetts Road, N10 1JS     020 8883 2985

Hampden Way Children’s Centre, Hampden Way, Southgate, N14 5DJ     020 8368 2131

Newstead Children’s Centre, 1 Fallows Close (off Tarling Road)  Finchley  N12  8LG     020 8359 3460

Underhill Children’s Centre, Mays Lane, Barnet  EN5 2LZ    020 8359 3440

Mental health


Kooth, from XenZone, is a free, safe and online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Mencap Barnet

Barnet Mencap can offer a range of support and events for children and adults with autism or a learning disability, and their families, who live in the London Borough of Barnet.

Phone: 020 8349 3842



0-19  Early Help Hubs

All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties for children, young people and families before they become more serious. We work with the whole family and the child / young person is at the centre of all we do.

Working with partners, Barnet’s 0-19 Service provides help and support to families, children and young people up to the age of 19 (or 25 with a disability). We aim to:

  • Provide the right help first time that meets identified needs
  • Improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Prevent the escalation of issues that would then require statutory intervention.