In this section you will find information on a variety of courses to supports parents and families provided by the local authority, schools and community groups.

Havering College are running a series of free courses for parents covering the following:

  • Raising confident children
  • Understanding challenging behaviour
  • Support families and young people with healthy relationships
  • Supporting families with anxiety
  • Supporting families with autism
  • Supporting families with ADHD
  • Supporting families with emotional wellbeing
  • Awareness of the risks of gaming and gambling online

Enquire at or call 01708 434955

 Click here for the course details and booking

Havering Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) offer help to children and young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. Our services are available to
families with children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday: The referral form can be found here: Please send completed forms to:

Mental Health Direct is a free NHS service for residents in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent & Medway providing urgent mental health help and advice in times of crisis on 0300 555 1000.

Add Up is a local support and action group, bringing families together and promoting public and professional awareness of ADHD. No formal diagnosis needed. For latest updates in regards to COVID-19, please visit: For urgent support, the Add Up mobile is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm – 07495573836. Website:

Sycamore Trust supports the needs of individuals and families/carers for whom Autistic Spectrum Disorders and/or Learning Difficulties are a part of daily life. They offer a wide range of services to the people of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge: For more information,please email or call 020 8517 9317. The Autism Hub in Romford’s Liberty Centre is open Tuesday-Friday. For the latest updates visit

Positive Parents – Havering offer support for families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25 in Havering. For more information call 07858 406933 / 01708 524627 or visit:

Parent Surgery offer free one-to-one parenting advice and support sessions surrounding their children’s behaviour. Please contact the parenting team on 01708 432636 or email

Wize Up provides a free confidential support service for children, young people and families with drug and alcohol concerns. Offers tailored advice, information, workshops and holistic support. For more information visit, call: 07884 996917 or email:

MindEd is free e-learning for mental health awareness and encouraging healthy minds. Available to parents/carers and professionals. All of MindEd is free and open access. To sign up, visit

YGAM provide the tools and information to build digital resilience, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and gaming. They have a parent’s hub which aims to inform parents/carers of ways to build their children’s resilience online and offline and educates parents/carers around gaming and gambling through the provision of resource. For more information, phone: 0203 837 4963, or visit

Havering Community Hub is an online hub for a range of activities, events, support and more for children, young people and adults in Havering. For more information visit