WDP Family First

WDP Family First is here to support parents and children with complex issues including substance misuse, mental health and family relationship problems.

We support families who have children aged between 5-15. We work with parents and carers. We believe we can have a positive influence on all members of the family and make a real impact and improvement in the lives of the children who come into contact with WDP Family First.

We offer Parenting one to one- to enhance parenting skills and offer practical and emotional support.

Therapeutic play- a time for children to express and work through their thoughts and feelings through the medium of non-directive play, to find a voice and build resilience.

Practical support – to enable parents to gain control of their families finances with budgeting advice. Encourage and support families to enhance structure around meal times and offer advice on healthy eating and food preparation.

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Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit www.nhs.uk

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit www.cybersmile.org

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit www.samaritans.org

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)