Being a parent or carer can be challenging and taking care of your mental health is important.

Looking after your own mental health is also important to your child’s wellbeing so don’t be concerned about doing something for yourself to take care of your own wellbeing.

If you are struggling, it’s ok to reach out for support from friends, families and organisations that are here to help.

Things that could help

The NSPCC have a dedicated section on their website regarding mental health and parenting, including tips and coping strategies for good mental health.

Getting help

There are a number of local and national support services for adult mental health – find information on our adult mental health support page.