Links & Resources

Children & Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

  • Young Minds - helping young people to look after their own mental health and making sure young people have adults around them who can really help
  • Heads Together - a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service – the hub for all mental health referrals for young people in Brighton & Hove
  • Corum Voice - support for children and young people in care and care leavers

 

Anti-Racist Resources

 

Activities For Children & Young People

 

Education Resources

 

CV19 Guidance and Updates

 

Foster Carer Support

  • Brighton & Hove Foster Care Association
    • Newly approved and current Foster Carers can e-mail info@bhfca.co.uk to register membership or to join their closed Facebook group
  • The Fostering Network
    • The UK's leading fostering charity
  • CoramBAAF
    • An independent membership organisation for professionals, Foster Carers and adopters. Non members can also access a range of expert information, training events, conferences and publications
  • Support Groups
    • Brighton & Hove Foster Carers can access regular support groups, which are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. All groups aim to facilitate learning and sharing and are a platform for Foster Carers to support one another so that they can provide the very best care for our children.
    • For upcoming dates and times, please e-mail fostering@brighton-hove.gov.uk
    • Support groups include;
  • BAME Cultural Support Group - encouraged for all Foster Carers caring for BAME children
  • Wellbeing Support Group - set up to support the mental and physical wellbeing of our Foster Carers. Pre-Covid sessions have included walks, mindfulness workshops, pebble paining and beaded jewellery making. Virtual sessions now include topics such as Feeling Calm, Relaxation, Sleep, Aromatherapy, Hand Massage, Art & Collage, Gratitude and Self-Care. Sessions are bookable online monthly events. Please email fostering@brighton-hove.gov.uk for details
  • Support Group for Sole Carers
  • Support Group for Male Carers
  • Support Group for New Carers
  • Support Group for Carers of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children & Young People
  • Support Group for Carers of Siblings
  • Support Group for Supported Lodgings Carers
  • Support Group for Carers of Teenagers
  • Support Group for Carers of Parent & Baby Placements

Training