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Mental Health - Let's talk about it: Support for parents, carers and families
If you think your child is unhappy or if you are worried about their behaviour, it’s easy to be hard on yourself and think you aren’t doing a good job.
Talk to a family member or friend, go to a GP or use the websites and helplines listed below.
Asking for some support and advice is a sign of strength
Listening, supportive and non-judgemental
Call our free and confidential helpline for support
Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
- YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents helpline, which dads and other parents / carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. (https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/ 0808 802 5544)
- They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services:http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parents_improving_services