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On this page you will find mental health information and support for parents and carers. There is also a page for mental health support for young people.

Young Minds

Young Minds run a Parents Helpline to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25. Call 0808 802 5544 for freeweekdays 9.30am – 4pm.


MindEd has a section dedicated to families and can help if you’re worried about your child and want advice on understanding and supporting them.


Mind offer lots of information if you’re supporting someone with a mental health problem.

Time to Change

Time to Change have produced a range of videos and tips on talking with your child about mental health.


If you’re worried that a young person is having suicidal thoughts, HOPELineUK can advise on the best way to support them.

Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

A guide for parents and carers on self-harm

Oxford University have produced a free guide for parents and carers who have discovered a young person’s self-harm. It provides information about the causes and effects of self-harm and includes advice from parents whose children have self-harmed plus links to sources of help.

Further support

There’s more advice and information on our mental wellbeing page.