Child Health

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Flying Start

Flying Start is aimed at families with children aged up to four living in certain areas including Brecon. It includes free quality childcare, family support through Incredible Years programmes, intensive Health Visitor support, and support for language development.

Powys

Telephone: 01597 826114

Facebook: @PowysFlyingStart

Twitter: @PowysFS

Email: flyingstart@powys.gov.uk 

Website: www.en.powys.gov.uk/Flying-Start

Neath Port Talbot

Telephone: 01639873026

Facebook: @nptflyingstart

Email: flyingstart@npt.gov.uk

Website: www.npt.gov.uk/19216

Powys Young Persons' Substance Misuse Service

Powys Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service (YPSMS) is part of a range of services offered to adults and young people in Powys with substances misuse issues.

Telephone: 0300 777 2258

Website: www.cais.co.uk/powys-young-persons-substance

Email: powysyp@cais.org.uk

NSPCC

The NSPCC works to protect children from abuse.

Telephone if you’re worried about a child: 0808 800 5000

Telephone if you’re under 18: 0800 1111

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/our-services-in-wales

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Children in Wales

Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales.

Telephone: 0292 034 2434

Twitter: @ChildreninWales

Vimeo: @childreninwales

Email: info@childreninwales.org.uk

Childline

Childline is there for you, whatever’s on your mind, to support and guide you, providing tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, which can help you feel more in control.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Telephone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 09:00-21:00 and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00-15:00)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate for children and young people

Relate is a confidential space for young people to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions. It provides a live chat service to connect to a trained counsellor. Relate also provides counselling for children and young people face-to-face, by phone, and online.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

Website: www.relate.org.uk/children-and-young-peoples-counselling

Volunteer Weekly Support

As ever, our trained Volunteers would be delighted to support families from across your services at this time. We have links to Home Start groups across the UK – so would be able to offer support to service families should they be posted in new areas throughout their journey with us here in Powys. We offer weekly contact with a family to share worries, offer suggests and be a listening ear.We offer free, confidential support and practical help to parents of young children living across Wales who are going through a difficult time – because childhood can’t wait.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Big Hopes, Big Futures

The aim of the project Improve children’s readiness for school. Our trained volunteers help parents learn about and understand the benefits of a positive learning environment at home. Through this the parents increase their understanding and change their behaviour and family routines to include activities that would help their children’s early learning. Their children will then start school or nursery able to fully benefit from their formal education.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Lockdown Babies Group

A weekly zoom session bringing together parents and babies who have been born during the lockdown period. Supporting families who may have suffered from isolation during this period, offering play ideas, information and a time to chat and share worries and concerns.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Family Learning Sessions

An individual weekly zoom play session with parents and their children age 0-5 years. Our play therapist offers lots of easy and effective play activities for parents and children to engage with (resources can be provided to the family) Lots of ideas and fun to take forward independently between sessions.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Families Supporting Families

New to 2022! (Covid permitting) Free Fortnightly Group Sessions in Brecon and Llandrindod Wells. Also Machynleth and Newtown. A chance for families to come along to a group session for a cuppa and chat, find out more about activities in the area, play ideas and parenting advice and support.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (PIP)

Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is a service for parents and babies aged 0-2 years. Our Parent-Infant Psychotherapist, Belinda, works with parents and their babies or toddlers to help understand and work out some of your worries or concerns. We think about the feelings parents have and try to understand and find ways to help them and their baby communicate and enjoy being together.

Sessions are carried out online or in person with parent and your baby together. Sessions are weekly and last for up to 1 hour. We can talk and use play to help build the relationship between parent and baby and also make sense of any worries or difficult feelings they may have.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk

Young Parents Group

A weekly zoom session for young parents age 19 years or under. Our trained play therapist offers structured sessions of play, tips, information sharing and activity ideas especially aimed towards younger parents and their children.

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru – and we would be delighted to talk to parents directly. To find out more or book a place please contact Powys Team at:

Telephone: 07871 601772 or 07712 270559

Email: adminpowys@homestartcymru.org.uk