Parent information and further support

We know that being a parent/carer comes with its challenges, particularly if your child is having their own difficulties with their mental health. You might notice that there has been a change in their mood or behaviour. You might be wondering what you can say or do to support them. You are not alone in this.

Here are our suggestions to help you manage and understand, learning how to guide and support your young person.



Mind – national resources to guide you to support for your young person and support for yourself

This May Help

This May Help – short advice films from well-known faces on topics such as school avoidance, self-harm, eating disorders and teenage safety


Youngminds – free and confidential parent helpline and chat service for those concerned about a young person’s mental health

Family Lives

Family Lives – free telephone helpline, email and live chat options for emotional support, information and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life

Action for Children

Action for Children – free and confidential online chat support

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters – ideas for ways support for parents on looking after a young person who is having mental health difficulties

The Charlie Waller Trust

The Charlie Waller Trust – resources and articles for parents on a range of topics relating to the mental health of children and young people

Mind ED

Mind ED – online portal offering advice about children and young people’s mental health, created by experts and parents together