This resource is forever changing and will be updated with newer services once we have them available.
If a support service you are after is not listed below, please get in touch with us, and one of our amazing team will assist you in finding a service that meets your needs.
If you are looking for grant support or advice, please contact our team to more help.
Cruse Bereavement Care National – Coronavirus advice Advice for those in grief – COVID 19 Website 08088081677
TSB have launched a Emergency Flee Fund, where people will be able to get support payments of between £50 and £500, paid into an account that only the claimant can access.
National Association of People Abused in Childhood Support for adults abused in childhood Website 08088010331
https://www.lightningreach.org/application-portal If you’re struggling financially and need help with money, you may be eligible to apply for financial support such as grants, local schemes and discounted tariffs.
Young People resources
Money Heroes is a free financial education programme for teachers, parents and anyone working with primary aged children.
Our Children and Young People page provides support and signposting for a number of issues.
At A Father’s Child Services CIC we offer Counselling and our Outcomes Star mentoring packages for holistic support and well-being, we aim to provide ‘Better Outcomes‘ for our children and young people (C&YP) in The West Midlands. We aim to consider young peoples issues and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) through a trauma informed lense. Young people are experiencing mental health more now in the era of Social Media:
- Seven are likely to have been bullied
- Six may be self-harming
- One could have experienced the death of a parent
- 10 are likely to have witnessed their parents seperate
- 3 could have a mental disorder
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named as continuing this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.
Let’s work together to see how we can help.
See below for some Supportive links
Support for Fathers or soon to be Dad’s
Becoming Dad is our new guide for expectant and new fathers, launched in November 2021 by the Fatherhood Institute and Mental Health Foundation.
Being a dad is sometimes hard, and often we can find it difficult to identify the right information, access support and it can really affect our own wellbeing
The Fatherhood Institute’s vision is a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.
Mark Williams FHM
Keynote speaker Mark Williams is an advocate for fathers’ mental health. He is a motivational speaker and, on a mission, to start the conversation about fathers’ perinatal mental health issues and mental health in general.
Music Football Fatherhood
musicfootballfatherhood.com is home to the online community of fathers, and men looking to be fathers in the future, from the UK and beyond.
Mental health checks for Dads
NHS ENGLAND announced via a press release (2 December 2018) that when an expectant/new mother’s mental health has been identified as poor, a mental health assessment and relevant referrals are to be offered to her partner.
Families Need Fathers
We offer information, advice and support services helping parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children.
Dope Black Dads
Dope Black Dads is a digital safe space for fathers who wish to discuss their experiences of being black, a parent and masculinity in the modern world.