Supporting our children’s learning at home is a struggle for many families. It’s important that we don’t put ourselves, or our children, under too much pressure and no one expects parents and carers to replace the role of a classroom teacher. Working in partnership with our schools is key for learning  that is realistic and appropriate to our family circumstances.

Remembering to look after our own mental health is not easy, there could be tensions and anxiety in all our families. There could be positive aspects of spending time at home with our children. No one should feel guilty about enjoying and making the most of any extra time they may have with their family. It’s crucial to our mental health to keep in touch and relax a bit.

We’ve collated some resources and links to help support you and your family while we learn at home…

Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents and Carers…


  • Enquire: 0345 123 2303
  • Parentline Scotland – 0800 028 22 33
  • Respect Me – 0844 800 8600

Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People…


  • Child line 0800 1111
  • Breathing Space 0800 838587
  • Young minds – 24/7 text support:Text YM to 85258
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393