Helping you access the right information
If you're having sleep problems, there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Find out how to get to sleep and how to sleep better.
Most people experience problems with sleep in their life. In fact, it's thought that a third of Brits will have episodes of insomnia at some point. This short test from Sleepio will give you a 'sleep score' plus practical tips and advice for improving your sleep.
Sleep, recommended guidelines for children
Information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.
A service for children and young people who have been sexually abused and live in Devon or Torbay
The independent visitor (’IV’) service pairs you and other children in care with an adult who you can trust and build a relationship with, and see once a month
a group of young people with a disability or extra support needs. We meet fortnightly to socialise together.
Ensuring your voice is heard
Support for you and other young people after you have returned home
Information and advice if you or someone you know things they might have an eating disorder.
Find out what's happening in your brain! Your brain changes as you hit adolescence. Going to sleep later? See how the changes in your brain explain some of the changes in your behaviour.
This is a free course if you live in Torbay, just create an account and enter the code TAMAR
Help your teenager quit smoking
Lots of things could lead to someone self-harming, but Childline can help you find ways to cope.
Online gaming: tips for playing safe
Help to stop smoking if you're under 18
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both.
The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP link.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111
Are You Looking To Support Your Child Back To Health And Happiness.... But Need Help & Support
Being the parent of self-harming child is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.
I know how you feel.
I want to assure you that you're not alone.
You'll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there's a strong chance you are feeling:
- UNPREPARED - with no relevant experience or training
- FROZEN - unsure how to move forward
- DISCONNECTED - from your child who may be unwilling to accept help
- ANGRY - at how teachers and schools etc have let your child down
- GUILTY - wondering if you could have prevented this
- FEARFUL - of how this situation could escalate
Most likely, you'll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child's recovery.
- To help them rediscover their smile, self-worth and confidence.
- To get them back-on-track and realise their full potential in life.
- You may have a long wait for your child's first CAMHS appointment.
- You may have been told that your child's case isn't critical enough for CAMHS support.
- You simply feel there is more YOU could do.
Information and advice if you have a child or young person with a disability or special educational need.
Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
We are a specialist team of Learning Disability Nurses and child Learning Disability Clinical Psychologists. We provide a community Learning Disability service providing advice and support to children, young people, and parents/carers as well as to healthcare and education professionals. Children & Family Health Devon provides the NHS Learning Disability service across Devon, including Torbay.
The service we offer includes behavioural, sleep and assessments to support continence and skills for independence with children and young people who have profound and severe levels of learning disability; working with children who have profound and severe levels of learning disability (including children with additional diagnosis such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome etc.) and supporting the development of community and school-based programmes of support. As such, we offer support both directly to children and young people with learning disabilities and indirectly in order to facilitate access to mainstream services.
Daddilife - A Parenting Website For Dads
Daddilife. A parenting website for dads which includes advice, tips and help on family, health, lifestyle and much more.
The 0 to 19 Torbay Service provides families with children aged under 19 years the extra help and support that is sometimes required. It is important that families can access the right support, at the right time, from the right service and we will either provide that support or help families to access the right service.
If you, your family or someone you are working with would benefit from some additional support or early help from 0 to 19 Torbay please click on the link to complete our online request for support form. This will show you the process and how we can support.
If your doctor or consultant has referred you for a radiology scan, there are helpful videos to help you to understand what is involved, help you to prepare for your scan and help you to feel less anxious about what is involved.