Mental Health

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Are you worried about your child's mental health or behaviour?

Children can experience mental health problems. Childhood and teenage years are a time when rapid changes and developments happen all the time. Children and young people often have to cope with many different situations and unfamiliar challenges like exams, relationships and the other pressures of growing up.

Get advice and support about mental health issues children and young people might experience on the Young Minds website or call their Parents' Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) or email Find out about symptoms, possible causes and what you can do to help, with links to further information, resources and other organisations you can contact for support.

The NSPCC provides a wide range of information for example on infant mental health, suicidal thoughts in children and much more.



Parental mental health

Many parents who have a mental health problem worry about how this might affect their children. MIND has some suggestions that you can try to help reduce any impact that your mental health problem may have on your children.

The Mental Health Foundation provides advice and support to parents with mental health issues.