Parent Carer Support
Our specialist staff run regular support groups and have expertise in local service provision and benefits.
Support groups offer the opportunity to take time away from your caring role, to learn, share, offload and exchange ideas, experiences and information. You don't have to be struggling to join us, but if you are, and you feel it may be hard to come along, please get in touch so that we can discuss how we can support you.
If you are care for a child or young person who has a health condition or disability, view our:
You can access the following main links anytime.
Parent Carer Support Groups
- Multiple DatesWed, 06 MarSutton Carers Centre06 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 11:30Sutton Carers Centre, Benhill house, 12-14 Benhill Ave, Sutton SM1 4DA, UK
- Multiple DatesWed, 20 MarSutton Carers Centre20 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 11:30Sutton Carers Centre, Benhill house, 12-14 Benhill Ave, Sutton SM1 4DA, UK
Sutton Local Offer website – information on all local support for children with disabilities and extra needs
Sutton Parent Carers Forum – supports all parents/carers of children with disabilities or extra needs in Sutton. website
Please check out our full list of useful contacts for parents/carers below.
We have compiled a list of useful contacts for you if you are a Parent Carer, with some broken down into categories. For our full list of useful contacts, click here.
Call 0800 1111 to discuss any issues issues causing distress or concern. Childline offers free support to anyone under 19 with any issue they’re going through. Young people can talk about anything, whether it’s something big or small, with trained counsellors. The
childline.org.uk/kids service is aimed at primary aged children.
CAMHS Crisis Line
The CAMHS Crisis Line is for CYP or parents/carers concerned about a young person's mental health. The number is 020 3228 5980 Monday to Friday 5.00pm - 11.00pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am - 11pm The main mental health crisis line operates outsides of these hours.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) help Children and Young People who are experiencing mental health issues. Their services can be found in schools, local community clinics or at our main site at Spring University Hospital.
National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP)
A supportive community dedicated to empowering parents of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences or whose children present with neurodivergent characteristics.
The NATP run Listening Circles (peer support groups) for parents; our nearest one meets in Epsom. They also have a national virtual Listening Circle and a virtual Listening Circle just for men.
Sutton Dyslexia Association
Sutton Dyslexia Association is a self help group run entirely by volunteers and dependent on subscriptions and fundraising. Many of our members are parents or teachers of dyslexics; some are themselves dyslexic.
Based in Kingston, Express CIC offer support groups, social groups, clubs, events and counselling. They try to offer something for everyone with a link to ASD, including parents/ Carers.