Family Matters

Ups and downs of family life can be magnified during a time of crisis, and there are support services there for anyone, parent or child, who is struggling, as well as those who simply want more information. Reliable knowledge gives us all the ability to act in the best interests of our families, to look after those who rely on us for their care and well being, as well as keeping ourselves healthy and safe. If any patients want to discuss their own or their family's well being in confidence, I'd be pleased to talk to you over the telephone, simply phone up and request an appointment. This includes receiving calls from children and young people: if you are able to provide us with a contact number we can call you back.

Dr Mengu Hicyilmaz (Dr Mengu),  Redgate and Somerset Bridge Medical Centre

Below you will find contact details for a number of support organisations.

Coronavirus and child contact arrangements



Babies cry, you can cope


National Domestic Violence Helpline:

0808 2000 247


NSPCC helpline:

0808 800 5000

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support


0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.


Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.



Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and
wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. 

Action for Children

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