Family SMILES Referrals

Family SMILES is for children aged 8 to 14 who have a parent (or significant carer) with a mental illness.

We work with children and parents when:

  • the parent’s illness has caused, or contributed to, concerns regarding their ability to safely care for the child
  • the child is aware of the parent’s illness
  • the child is able to understand and take part in the group activities.

Children with emotional or behavioural difficulties who are receiving a service from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) can be considered for participation in the programme. CAMHS remains the lead service with responsibility for the mental health of the child.

How to get help from NSPCC services

Sometimes you may be referred to one of our services by someone who already helps you, like a midwife, social worker, teacher or children's centre worker. You can join some of our services yourself, simply by contacting us to see if a place is available.

If you think a service that is available in your area might help you and your family, get in touch to find out more.

Where Family Smiles is available


02820 441650


01634 564688


01472 803 500


01534 760800


01980 846 164

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