If you’re having sleep problems, there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Find out how to get to sleep and how to sleep better.

NHS sleep self-assessment

Most people experience problems with sleep in their life. In fact, it’s thought that a third of Brits will have episodes of insomnia at some point. This short test from Sleepio will give you a ‘sleep score’ plus practical tips and advice for improving your sleep.

Speech & Language UK

Information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.

Checkpoint – Sexual abuse

A service for children and young people who have been sexually abused and live in Devon or Torbay

Checkpoint – Independent Visitors

The independent visitor (’IV’) service pairs you and other children in care with an adult who you can trust and build a relationship with, and see once a month.

Checkpoint – Phoenix Youth Group

A group of young people with a disability or extra support needs. We meet fortnightly to socialise together. 

Checkpoint – Children’s Rights Advocacy

Ensuring your voice is heard.

Checkpoint – Missing from home

Support for you and other young people after you have returned home.

Beat eating disorders

Information and advice if you or someone you know things they might have an eating disorder.

Solihull online course – Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

Find out what’s happening in your brain! Your brain changes as you hit adolescence. Going to sleep later? See how the changes in your brain explain some of the changes in your behaviour.

This is a free course if you live in Torbay, just create an account and enter the code TAMAR

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Relationship support for everyone of all ages.

Childline – Self-harm

Lots of things could lead to someone self-harming, but Childline can help you find ways to cope.

Think U Know – Online gaming

Online gaming: tips for playing safe – Smoking

Free, proven support to help you quit!

Click CEOP

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both.

The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP link.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111.

Think U Know – Online gaming

Online gaming: tips for playing safe

The Horizon Plan – Learn how YOU can support your self-harming child’s healing

Are You Looking To Support Your Child Back To Health And Happiness…. But Need Help & Support

Being the parent of self-harming child is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.

I know how you feel.

I want to assure you that you’re not alone.

You’ll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there’s a strong chance you are feeling:

  • UNPREPARED – with no relevant experience or training
  • FROZEN – unsure how to move forward
  • DISCONNECTED – from your child who may be unwilling to accept help
  • ANGRY – at how teachers and schools etc have let your child down
  • GUILTY – wondering if you could have prevented this
  • FEARFUL – of how this situation could escalate

Most likely, you’ll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child’s recovery.

  • To help them rediscover their smile, self-worth and confidence.
  • To get them back-on-track and realise their full potential in life.


  • You may have a long wait for your child’s first CAMHS appointment.
  • You may have been told that your child’s case isn’t critical enough for CAMHS support.
  • You simply feel there is more YOU could do.

GOV.UK – Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Information and advice if you have a child or young person with a disability or special educational need.

Torbay Council – Special education needs and disability support (SEND)

Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Health & Care Videos – Children’s Allergies

Lot’s of useful videos on children’s allergies from cow’s milk allergy to hay fever.

Children & Family Health Devon – Children’s Learning Disability

We are a specialist team of Learning Disability Nurses and Child Learning Disability Clinical Psychologists. We provide a community Learning Disability service providing advice and support to children, young people, and parents/carers as well as to healthcare and education professionals. Children & Family Health Devon provides the NHS Learning Disability service across Devon, including Torbay.

The service we offer includes behavioural, sleep and assessments to support continence and skills for independence with children and young people who have profound and severe levels of learning disability; working with children who have profound and severe levels of learning disability (including children with additional diagnosis such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome etc.) and supporting the development of community and school-based programmes of support. As such, we offer support both directly to children and young people with learning disabilities and indirectly in order to facilitate access to mainstream services.


DaddiLife – A parenting website for dads which includes advice, tips and help on family, health, lifestyle and much more.