Parents and Guardians

Parents and Guardians

Parents and Guardians

We wanted to create an area on our website for parents, to explain who we are and answer some of your questions about us as an organisation as well as sources of support for you as a parent.

We are a health and well being organisation, working predominantly with young people in Hull. 

We are a collection of workers from various backgrounds in health, youth work and social work.  Cornerhouse is young people focused and we have a number of projects that can deliver work with young people in different ways – see what we do

A number of these projects can offer one to one support to work around emotional well-being, healthy relationships, risk taking behaviours, sexuality etc.  To make a referral for one to one support click here.

If you would like support for your child or young person but don't know where to find it, please do drop us an email to admin@wearecornerhouse.org or call 01482 327044

People Support


Other Support

Here you will find useful links and resources for parents and carers - both for yourselves and your children and young people.

Subjects covered below include - Sexual Health; Relationship and Sex education; Exploitation; Internet Safety; Sexuality and Gender; Mental Health; Domestic Abuse and other resources.


Always Handy - 

Childline 0800 1111 is fantastic resource to direct children and young people too, not just a phone number there is loads of information and advice as well as an online counselors and message boards.

Sexual Health

Local to Hull we have two sexual health services.

The simple way to explain it is for services needing a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, such as contraception prescriptions, where there is a potential symptom of an STI, erectyle disfunction etc you would need to access Conifer Services:

Conifer Services  (Conifer House) web page for the most up to date information about testing and contraception services in Hull and the East Riding.

STI tests - If you don’t have STI symptoms you can order a kit online instead by clicking here

For sexual health support and advice, testing without symptoms, free condoms, or just a friendly chat when you aren't sure where to go, you can access MESMAC which is a charity supporting young people and adults around sexual health.  You can find out more from there website MESMAC Hull or Request free condoms

Other helpful websites:

Brook - national sexual health support for young people

Sexwise - The Family Planning Association's website, trusted information about STIs, Contraception and Emergency contraception, pregnancy and pleasure!

Scarleteen - just a great honest site for teens and emerging adults to explore - bursting at the seams with information and articles about everything sex, relationships, sexuality, body image, periods... the list goes on!

Relationship and sex education

Don't panic, sex ed has a bad rep, it's not about teaching children to haves sex!

Relationships is the main focus, with safe sex being talked about in an age appropriate way.  We are aiming to empower young people to make the right choices for them about their relationships, which will have a knock on effect for being able to make positive choices about sex in the future.

Subject like healthy relationships, consent, body image and internet safety are all key parts.  Don't be afraid to say you don't know, and you can always look up things together.

This is a great article from the Independent to get you going here

The Family Planning Association runs a brilliant website called Sexwise which is full of praticle information about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.

Fumble - digital media platform established by a charity for young people to learn about sex, sexual health, their bodies, relationships, friendships, mental health, and sexuality. 

OutSpoken Sex Ed - aimed at parents, has ready-made 15-40 minute lesson plans on “everything from body image to porn, designed to be delivered at home with minimal cringing.”

Good Lad Initiative - looking at positive masculinity

What about encouraging your young people to watch Sex Education on Netflix, it is rated 15 and covers some issue young people (and adults) may find difficult like sexual assaults, however it is really funny and actually factual and informative in the way it deals with the wide range subjects covered, could be awkward to watch together at certain points...

ThinkUKnow is currently offering home activity packs about internet safety and exploitation for parents or carers to download and look at with their children and young people, neatly broken up into age appropriate resources.  They are updating these every week so keep checking back to their page.


Not In Our Community is a Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire based campaign, producing films and information aimed at young people to look at child exploitation and enable young people to spots the signs and help their friends.

Find Not In Our Community YouTube channel here, these films can be helpful to spark conversations and look at issues of criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation, control and consent.  Or dorect young people to the not in our community social media pages where there is lots of information and the films are also accessable.

PACE works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

SPACE SPACE is an organisation support parents concerned about their children being involved in criminal exploitation and county lines. 

Internet Safety

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.  Find free resources, information and support for children of all ages.

Currently offering home activity packs for parents or carers to download and look at with their children and young people, neatly broken up into age appropriate resources.  They are updating these every week so keep checking back to their page.

CEOP If you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with a child or young person online.

Safety Detectives Advice on protecting your devices with antivirus software that contains parental controls to keep you're children and devices safer.

Sexuality and Gender (LGBT+)

Find out about what support there is locally and how we can support LGBT+ young people here

The internet provides young people with lots of opportunities, but unfortunately they can also encounter risks. Learn more about how you can support lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer young people online with CEOP

FFLAG  is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. Dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans daughters and sons.

Mermaids UK supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.

Switchboard offers a free and confidential helpline, chat service and information for LGBT+ people to talk about anything they need to.  They have also put together an emotional well being pack to help people cope during the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Hatecrime - just because we're isolated doesn't mean LGBT+ people won't experience hate crime, find support from GALOP and you can still contact Humberside Police (or your local service) to report it.

Mental Health


Humber Young Peoples Urgent Mental Health 24/7 Helpline– 01482 301701 option 2

This helpline offers mental health support and advice for young people up to the age of 18 years in urgent need of help.  It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The service is also available for family members, carers and professionals who are concerned about a young person.

You will speak to Call Handlers who are experienced in talking to young people and adults in distress and provide guidance to help you manage the situation and your feelings.  They  have information on all the health, social and voluntary services available to support you. They will refer to these services or make an appointment if this is needed. They may also decide you need a crisis response from our CAMHS Crisis Team.  If this is the case the CAMHS Crisis Team will contact you to agree what support you need which could include a visit to your home from one of our CAMHS Crisis Clinicians.

Headstart Hull is the local support offer for young people's emotional health and well being.  Find lots of support for children, parents and professionals.

The Warren can offer phone base counselling services as well as general support over the phone.  They are also running a food parcel service - contact them on 01482 218115

Young Minds has some great tools and resources for support young people

ParentInfo.org how to look after your families mental health when you're stuck at home

Kooth.com is a new resource to Hull and the East Riding - offering free, confidential online counselling and mental health support for young people

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind support for children and adults alike.   Check out their posts about the 5 ways to wellbeing #5W2WChallenge and encourage your young people to do it too!

The Blurt Foundation has a whole host of blogs and resources dedicated to supporting those suffering from depression, as well as for those people supporting other with depression, here are their free resources, but they have equally great things in their shop (including some free downloads!) to support mental health and self care.

Free suicide awareness courses are available through Zero Suicide Alliance - suicide is a difficult subject, but it's an important subject to know how to raise and talk about with people.  Find a 10 minute introduction or more indepth 30 minute training through the link, to make you feel more confident in raising these conversations if you are worried about someone.

Hub of Hope offer a search for local mental health support services, access on their web page or download the app.

Domestic abuse

Anyone can become a victim of domestic abuse, any age, gender, sexuality or nationality.  Whoever you are you deserve support find it in any of these places.  We also know that the rates of domestic abuse is likely to go up in the current circumstances, please ask for help. 

Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.  

If you need to call 999 but can't speak when using a mobile, you will be put through to the 'Silent Solution' - press 55 when prompted which will put you through to the police.  Click here to find out more about what to do in an emergency when you can't talk.

Purple House (Winner Project) is a Hull based organisation offering support to women experiencing domestic abuse, contact them on 01482790310

Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership 01482318759

National Domestic Violence Helpline (for women) offer a 24 hour freephone helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge) is available on 0808 200 247.  It is answered by fully trained support workers and volunteers.

Women’s Aid offers support and guidance to women who have been a victim of domestic violence and also people who are worried about someone else. They aim to empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse to live independent lives free.

Hull Women's Aid - 01482 446099

Men’s Aid Charity provides practical advice and support to men who have been abused and aims to relieve the hardship, distress and suffering of male victims (and their families) of domestic abuse.

Men’s Advice Line offer a freephone helpline available for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Call 0808 801 0327, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

GALOP supporting LGBT+ people around domestic abuse visit their website or call 0800 999 5428

Other resources

CSE wordsearch - do online or download and print

Switchboard well being pack emotional health and well being

ThinkUKnow home education packs Internet safety

Beautiful colouring in pages from illustrator Rebecca Strickson

Can't find what you're looking for, or think we've missed something?  Get in touch!

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