Resources For Parents & Carers

There are lots of places parents and carers can access help. If you are worried your child is feeling incredibly depressed or suicidal then start with a visit to your GP or call NHS 111. Your doctor may refer you to CAMHS, which is a service to support children and adolescents access mental health support. If you are in immediate danger, parents and carers should call 999 or go straight to A&E. 

Parenting Smart from Place2be has Parenting advice from child mental health experts with practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour.

Young Minds has a parents and carers helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm, free for mobiles and landlines) 

The Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families has a series of podcasts on a range of issues as a wave of support, alongside other material and resources 

PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK | Call PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 

Self Injury Support has a range of support, including for friends and parents and carers. Helpline: 0808 800 8088 which offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. Text support: 07537 432444 (Tues, Wed, Thurs - 7 pm-9:30 pm)

Helping your child - Anxiety UK Helps all those experiencing anxiety disorders, and specific section on helping your child. Telephone service: 08444 775 774 and Text service: 07537 416 905

Supporting children and young people - Cruse Bereavement Support

Beat Eating Disorders provides a helpline, chat room, email support and resources on all aspects of eating disorders. 

Get Self Help is a CBT self-help site