Resources

Citizens’ Advice – gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Christians Against Poverty – provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK. These free services, run with local churches, provide practical and emotional support and show people that there is always hope.
Gingerbread – provides information to help single parents support themselves and their family.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Hygiene Bank – a grassroots, people-powered charity, grounded in community. Their network of banks exists to ensure that those living in poverty and who can’t afford to be clean, have access to the basics. Feeling clean should not be a luxury or a privilege in the modern world, so The Hygiene Bank works to inspire social change.
North Guildford Food Bank – families and individuals can apply for food if they are struggling financially.
Surrey Family Mediation Services (SFMS) – provides assistance to those dealing with the breakdown of a family relationship, including contact arrangements for children, living arrangements for the whole family following separation, child maintenance and financial settlements.
The Hive is nestled behind the trees along Park Barn Drive, just by Kings College School. The centre is an accessible space and open to everyone of all ages. The space celebrates bringing people together and providing our communities with somewhere to get together, enjoy and be inspired.
Thrive at the Hive – a space for individuals and families to get good quality pre-loved clothing, homeware and toys. Every thing is offered as ‘Pay as you feel’. Open Monday to Thursday by appointment only.
Turn2us – a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Citizens’ Advice – gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Childline – advice on bullying, abuse, depression, self-harming, eating disorders, puberty, exams, sexting and school/college anxieties and problems. Children can register for an online account on the Childline website. Children can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online and join other people on the message board. Up to 19yrs.
Domestic abuse: specialist sources of support – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Guildford Action: Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Healthy Surrey – sexual health, mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, health checks, smoking, nutrition and activity.
Mankind Initiative – available for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence in the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers.
Muslim Youth Helpline – dealing with mental health and physical abuse, mental health problems and addiction.
NSPCC – information and helpline for anyone concerned about a young person.
Refuge – provides specialist support to women, children and men living with violence, abuse, human trafficking, modern slavery and female genital mutilation.
Shout – crisis support for urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship difficulties.
Southall Black Sisters – a group of black and minority women with years of experience of struggling for women’s human rights in the UK. Although based locally, our work has a national reach.
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service (SWSDA) – supports anyone affected by domestic abuse living in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley.
The Solace Centre (SARC) – offering support and practical help to anyone in Surrey who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
The Mix – free, confidential help for a wide range of issues for young people under 25.
Your Sanctuary – Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline offering sanctuary, emotional and practical support for those experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Citizens’ Advice – gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Childline – advice on bullying, abuse, depression, self-harming, eating disorders, puberty, exams, sexting and school/college anxieties and problems. Children can register for an online account on the Childline website. Children can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online and join other people on the message board. Up to 19yrs.
Family Information Service – for information about childminders, groups in the local area and services for children and families.
Guildford Action: Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
NSPCC – information and helpline for anyone concerned about a young person.
SEND Advice Surrey – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information, advice and support.
SOS!SEN – The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs which offers a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Surrey County Council schools and learning – all you need to know about schools and learning in Surrey.
The Mix – free, confidential help for a wide range of issues for young people under 25.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Citizens’ Advice – gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Family Information Service – for information about childminders, groups in the local area and services for children and families.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Job Centre Plus
National Careers Service – provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Oakleaf Enterprise – developing work related skills, reducing isolation, mental health and wellbeing. For adults 16-67 years.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Appeer – for the benefit of autistic and neurodiverse girls and women, including families and professionals. Dealing with suicide prevention, eating issues, sleep issues and managing at school.
Beat Eating Disorders – resources and support for anyone struggling with disordered eating.
CAMHS / SALT/ OT – mental health services up to the age of 18. Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy services can all be accessed through the same ‘one stop’ website.
Centre for Psychology – free NHS Psychological counselling sessions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder. Open 24hrs at weekends.
Childline – advice on bullying, abuse, depression, self-harming, eating disorders, puberty, exams, sexting and school/college anxieties and problems. Children can register for an online account on the Childline website. Children can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online and join other people on the message board. Up to 19yrs.
Cruse – offering support, advice and information to all ages when someone dies.
CYP Safe Haven – provides a safe place for children and young people aged 10-18 where they can talk about their worries and mental health. They hold workshops discussing different mental health subjects, including addiction, mental health, anger management and relationships.
DHC Talking Therapies – free counselling sessions for 17+ who are registered with a GP in Surrey. They offer physical and mental health counselling, including phobias, single episode trauma, sleep difficulties, health conditions, such as diabetes and physical pain.
East Surrey Crisis Line – advice and guidance on mental health, drug and alcohol abuse including the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Healthy Surrey – sexual health, mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, health checks, smoking, nutrition and activity.
Hope Again – a national bereavement charity that provides support, advice and information to young people.
Kooth – online counselling and emotional well-being for children and young people aged 11-24.
Mermaids – support for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.
Mind – advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mind Matters – providing talking therapies to adults (17+) registered with a GP in Surrey.
Muslim Youth Helpline – dealing with mental health and physical abuse, mental health problems and addiction.
NSPCC – information and helpline for anyone concerned about a young person.
Oakleaf Enterprise – developing work related skills, reducing isolation, mental health and wellbeing. For adults 16-67 years.
Papyrus Hopeline UK – free confidential helpline for anyone concerned about a young person at risk of harming themselves or having suicidal thoughts.
Relate – relationship counselling for children and young people, family counselling and mediation.
ReThink – advice service offers help on living with mental illness, medication and care.
Samaritans – for people struggling to cope with everyday life including suicidal thoughts, mental health, support groups for people bereaved by suicide, drug and alcohol abuse.
SANE – a national helpline for anyone coping with mental illness, sufferers, carers or concerned family or friends.
Shout – crisis support for urgent issues including suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, and relationship difficulties.
Surrey and Borders Crisis Mental Health Helpline – provides all year round support for all mental health issues.
Surrey Care Trust – counselling for 16-25 yr-olds, mentoring for young people aged 14-16 who are struggling in the education system, and helping 11-18 yr-olds to cope with the pandemic.
The Hive is nestled behind the trees along Park Barn Drive, just by Kings College School. The centre is an accessible space and open to everyone of all ages. The space celebrates bringing people together and providing our communities with somewhere to get together, enjoy and be inspired.
The Mix – free confidential help for a wide range of issues for young people under 25.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Appeer – for the benefit of autistic and neurodiverse girls and women, including families and professionals. Dealing with suicide prevention, eating issues, sleep issues and managing at school.
Beat Eating Disorders – resources and support for anyone struggling with disordered eating.
CAMHS / SALT/ OT – mental health services up to the age of 18. Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy services can all be accessed through the same ‘one stop’ website.
Centre for Psychology – free NHS Psychological counselling sessions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder. Open 24hrs at weekends.
Childline – advice on bullying, abuse, depression, self-harming, eating disorders, puberty, exams, sexting and school/college anxieties and problems. Children can register for an online account on the Childline website. Children can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online and join other people on the message board. Up to 19yrs.
Cruse – offering support, advice and information to all ages when someone dies.
CYP Safe Haven – provides a safe place for children and young people aged 10-18 where they can talk about their worries and mental health. They hold workshops discussing different mental health subjects, including addiction, mental health, anger management and relationships.
DHC Talking Therapies – free counselling sessions for 17+ who are registered with a GP in Surrey. They offer physical and mental health counselling, including phobias, single episode trauma, sleep difficulties, health conditions, such as diabetes and physical pain.
East Surrey Crisis Line – advice and guidance on mental health, drug and alcohol abuse including the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Healthy Surrey – sexual health, mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, health checks, smoking, nutrition and activity.
Hope Again – a national bereavement charity that provides support, advice and information to young people.
Kooth – online counselling and emotional well-being for children and young people aged 11-24.
Mermaids – support for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.
Mind – advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mind Matters – providing talking therapies to adults (17+) registered with a GP in Surrey.
Muslim Youth Helpline – dealing with mental health and physical abuse, mental health problems and addiction.
NSPCC – information and helpline for anyone concerned about a young person.
Oakleaf Enterprise – developing work related skills, reducing isolation, mental health and wellbeing. For adults 16-67 years.
Papyrus Hopeline UK – free confidential helpline for anyone concerned about a young person at risk of harming themselves or having suicidal thoughts.
Relate – relationship counselling for children and young people, family counselling and mediation.
ReThink – advice service offers help on living with mental illness, medication and care.
Samaritans – for people struggling to cope with everyday life including suicidal thoughts, mental health, support groups for people bereaved by suicide, drug and alcohol abuse.
SANE – a national helpline for anyone coping with mental illness, sufferers, carers or concerned family or friends.
Shout – crisis support for urgent issues including suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, and relationship difficulties.
Surrey and Borders Crisis Mental Health Helpline – provides all year round support for all mental health issues.
Surrey Care Trust – counselling for 16-25 yr-olds, mentoring for young people aged 14-16 who are struggling in the education system, and helping 11-18 yr-olds to cope with the pandemic.
Surrey County Council parenting courses and advice – parenting courses and services offering parents information, support and advice.
The Mix – free confidential help for a wide range of issues for young people under 25.

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Beat Eating Disorders – resources and support for anyone struggling with disordered eating.
Challengers – provide a fun environment for disabled children and young people across the South East.
Change for Life – here to help your family be healthier and happier by eating well and moving more.
DHC Talking Therapies – free counselling sessions for 17+ who are registered with a GP in Surrey. They offer physical and mental health counselling, including phobias, single episode trauma, sleep difficulties, health conditions, such as diabetes and physical pain.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Healthy Surrey – sexual health, mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, health checks, smoking, nutrition and activity.
NHS Choices
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Catalyst – drug and alcohol abuse support for users and their families.
East Surrey Crisis Line – advice and guidance on mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic.
Frank – confidential information and advice about drugs, offering online chat a well as a texting service.
Guildford Action – Action for Families – supports isolated families with a variety of complex needs, many of which relate to poverty and domestic abuse.
Healthy Surrey – sexual health, mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, health checks, smoking, nutrition and activity.
Local Stop Smoking Services
NHS Choices
NSPCC – information and helpline for anyone concerned about a young person.
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Please note that that these are external links and Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Visit our Froebel-inspired intergenerational Community Garden at Hazel Avenue

Spending time outside, engaging with nature and other people, learning new skills and finding a sense of purpose can significantly improve our wellbeing. 

We’ve developed strong links with RHS Wisley to enable some of the families we support – who would not normally have the opportunity to access their gardens – to visit, and be inspired by, the gardens created there.

As part of our joint work, one of our Senior Family Support Workers, Faye, has worked with RHS Wisley and some final year students at the RHS School of Horticulture to create a Froebel-inspired intergenerational community garden at our Hazel Avenue site. The project has involved the family centre, our nursery school, Pond Meadow Special School, St Peter’s Church, members of the Froebel Trust and local parents to develop a community garden inspired by Froebel.

While the garden is still in its infancy, as more community groups get involved we hope it will support and engage the whole community, bringing different generations together.

We also have high hopes that groups such as the mental health teams who use our indoor space may use the garden as part of their therapeutic sessions. It could even become part of a ‘green prescription’.

You can read more and watch a short video about our community garden on this blog post. Even better, come and join us on the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am – 12pm for our community gardening and social group. We’re here in all weathers!

Please contact Charlotte, Family Centre Manager, on 01483 510 570 for more information.

Visit our café at Hazel Avenue

Our café is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12:30pm(term time only).
 
Ultimately we would like to open the café every morning but we do need volunteers to help us.
 
If you are interested in helping in the café even for an hour a week, we would love to hear from you. Please speak to Nikki at Hazel Avenue reception on 01483 566 589 or email admin@guildfordnscc.surrey.sch.uk.