Childcare

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about mental health.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

For further information on any of the organisations - just follow the website link/s or where there are no website links available email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Action For Sick Children

UK children's health care charity, specially formed to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care possible. Campaigns on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

ADDISSThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

Anti-bullying networkThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out how to tackle bullying, where to go for advice.

Blue Cross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pet charity providing practical support and information for owners. Pet bereavement support including children with pets.

Care for the Family This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Care Inspectorate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards.

Child Accident Prevention TrustThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publishes leaflets and booklets, posters etc.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Making the internet a safer place. Useful information.

Child Support AgencyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information and estimates on child maintenance assessment. National Helpline.

Childline

Counselling centre for children and young people suffering problems e.g. bullying, sexual and physical abuse. Has a Helpline 0800 1111 and supplies links to other agencies. Email available through website.

Children FirstThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Supports families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests.

Children in Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National organisation for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with families and children.

Children's Hospice Association Scotland (C.H.A.S.)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides holiday breaks for children with life threatening conditions, respite care, crisis care, terminal care and home support.

Churches' Child Protection Advisory ServiceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides advice with regard to child abuse and protection.

Contact a Family This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

UK-wide charity provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Council for Disabled ChildrenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Produces guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs.

CrossReachThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Social care and support service by the Church of Scotland. Available to all people in Scotland.

Donaldson'sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scotland's national residential and day school providing education and care for pupils aged 2 to 19 who are deaf or have severe speech and language difficulties.

Early Years Scotland 

Provides support and guidance to providers of early learning and childcare for local authorities in Scotland. Also work directly with young children and families in a range of  local settings including community venues, nurseries and prisons. Formerly Scottish Pre-school Play Association (SPPA).

 

EnquireThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning / special educational needs.

Family and Childcare Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Information for parents on maternity and paternity leave, your employment rights, where to find family friendly businesses and service providers and childcare guide for parents.

Family FundThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for a severely disabled child.

Fatherhood InstituteThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The UK's fatherhood think tank. Wide range of information about / for fathers on issues such as maternity, employment, education, and government policy etc.

Grandparents Plus  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advising and supporting grandparents and wider family members offering them professional advice, information and casework support; and help each other, especially when they are caring for children who are not living with their parents.

Home-StartThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Voluntary befrienders offer support, friendship, and practical help to families at home with children under five.

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) 

Offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

kindredThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting families of children and young people with additional needs.

Linlithgow LinkThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Volunteers supply car service to hospitals, befriend housebound people and young mothers, provide social activities for the frail elderly.

Mellow ParentingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offers programmes for parents to be, mothers with babies under one, and parents with children under five, helps mums and dads who have additional health and social care needs to be the best parents they can be to their child / children.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Offers information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. Ante natal classes, breast feeding, counselling, support network. Email available through website.

Netmums This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers.

NHS Choices

Provides health information for the needs of the general public in England.  Run by the National Health Service.

Notre Dame Centre - Adolescent UnitThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 For emotionally disturbed young people together with support and guidance for their families. For more information e-mail them or us at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notre Dame Centre - Child Guidance ClinicThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For emotionally disturbed children with support and guidance for their families. For more information e-mail them or us at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NSPCC 

Provides information specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Runs a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects. Help for adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000 ChildLine 0800 1111

 

Potential Plus UKThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Independent charity which works with the whole family to support children with high learning potential.

Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides information, advice, resources and training in the promotion of safety in all areas of life.

Scottish Autism

Helps those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in. Former name Scottish Society for Autism. Email available through website.

Scottish Childminding AssociationThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Promoting childminding as a quality child care service.

Scottish Out of School Care NetworkThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides: support, information resources, advice to all involved in out of school care, and a forum to exchange ideas and experiences; to encourage high quality care; to share good practice and to organise events and training.

Serene (including the Cry-sis Helpline) 

Emotional support and practical advice to parents dealing with excessive crying, demanding behaviour and sleep problems.

SignpostThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advice and information on what's available for children with special needs in West Lothian.

Sure Start Children's Centres

The centres are open to all parents, carers and children and many of the services are free. You can get help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Available in England only

Sure Start in West Lothian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Supporting Parents and Carers to make a positive start in young childrens’ lives from birth to age 3. Groups, drop-in sessions and one to one support, also including pre and post natal help.

Talking PointThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication.

Thinkuknow

Information for children, parents/teachers on the new technology of the internet, websites and mobiles and safe usage. Run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Email available through website.

United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) PrayerlineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone and email contact that will pray with you / for you to bring God into the equation of your life.

Winston's WishThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UK wide service offering support, information and guidance to those caring for a child who has been bereaved. Online interactive website for young people.

Young Minds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Promotes mental health of children and young people. Helpline for young people and parents.