Early Help is an umbrella term that means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child's life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years. Surrey's Early Help approach is known as Family Resilience.

Reigate School supports children and families access and engage with Early Help through internal school support networks the following external pathways:

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council can offer support and guidance with housing, council tax, benefits and environmental issues.

Surrey County Council Family information Service give advice, information and support to parents and carers of children and young people from 0 to 25 years and the professionals working with them.

East Surrey Welcare help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children. Their services are tailored to the real needs of the communities in which they work. They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a happy, confident childhood and future.

East Surrey YMCA is a vibrant, local charity that helps vulnerable children, young people and adults to belong, contribute and thrive. Their wide range of projects and activities aim to help create happy, healthy and connected communities in East Surrey.

The Trussell Trust Foodbank support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Reigate & Banstead Citizens Advice Bureau aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. Redhill Citizens Advice Bureau provides specialist advisers in areas such as Money Advice, Welfare Benefits and Employment. Advice is offered through face-to-face appointments at local offices in REDHILL and BANSTEAD, outreach services in HORLEY and TADWORTH, phone, email, and online services.

CYP Haven (Epsom & Guildford) The CYP Haven is a safe space for children and young people aged 10-18 where they can talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. Staff can help children through talking about what the issue is, and find ways to ensure they get the right information. Staff may be able to help children access the right service. It may be that all that is needed is a space to relieve anxieties and get advice on coping mechanisms. The staff are there to listen and to try to find ways to make the situation better.

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge.

The School Nursing team offer a weekly clinic to see children on Tuesday lunchtime. This operates as a drop-in service and referrals from staff in agreement with the child. Children are encouraged to speak about any worries in confidence and the school nursing team will follow up with staff and parents if further support or signposting is required.

Surrey Family and Mediation Service offers counselling to young people up to the age of 12 years affected by parents’ divorce and separation 01372 749911

Relate Young People’s Counselling, Family Counselling and Couple Counselling 01372 722 976

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service This service promotes emotional wellbeing and delivers mental health services to young people. Presenting issues include self-harm, eating disorders and depression (referrals via G.P, hospital, Children’s Services and school) CAMHS Youth Advisors are a group of young people who have personal experience of mental health services in Surrey. They aim to reduce the stigma around mental health and are involved in a number of mentoring and education projects with young people.

Children’s Health Guide: Newborn to Teen Answers to common questions parents have as their children reach different stages of their growth and development. Some children may face obesity, diabetes or hearing loss; others may require glasses or an EpiPen for allergies. You can promote children’s well-being by learning how their bodies grow, what diseases or disorders to look out for and how to identify

Nutritionist Support This website has sections on diets for children, lunch box ideas, fussy eaters and healthy eating for children which could be useful for parents.