Support for families with children

Local heroes

Health Visitors - your own local Mull health visitors and school nurses are here to help as usual - 01688 302309

Home Start - for families with young children who would like some help.  Although home visits have been put on hold support is still available  by phone and video.  If you or someone you know is feeling a bit low or isolated, please call Karen on 07717 527 035.

Childline 0800 1111

Childline has a huge online community where children can get support from their peers on message boards and use expert resources to help them through any issues they are worried about.

Aye Feel

Young Scot's Aye Feel campaign has information for young adults from 11- 26 years old about how to look after emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland, and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.

Check out the #AyeFeel tag on social media for the latest updates.

Children's Mental Health week

Place2Be have compiled a range of resources to help you and your children to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. Express Yourself is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.


If your child is unwell...

Whilst it is important to follow Government advice and stay at home, parents and carers should still contact their GP, NHS 24 (111) or 999 if you are worried about your child.

Follow this link to find information on who to call if your child is unwell.

Clear Your Head

Daily life has changed for all of us, and it can feel worrying, lonely and uncertain.  It's OK not to feel yourself.  Healthier Scotland has some great tips to help you Clear Your Head and connect with others.

National advice lines

Parent Club  How to keep your family safe from infection, talk to children about coronavirus; and tips to manage your time at home with your children.

Children 1st Guidance and advice, by age group.  Practical and emotional support to help parents and carers through the uncertainties and challenges of the developing coronavirus situation.

If you need someone to talk to, call Parentline Scotland on 08000 28 22 33

Action for Children offers support for parents, suggestions for things to do with your children, and advice to help you get your family through COVID-19.

NSPCC Tips and advice, whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus.

If you have a child safeguarding concern, contact Children 1st on 0131 446 2300

Whilst it is important to follow guidelines to stay at home, parents and carers should still contact their GP, NHS 24 (111) or 999 if you are worried about your child.

Use this link to find information to help you to decide who to call.