This information is for parents or guardians who are supporting a child or young person. Being a parent or guardian of child or young person who seems to be struggling, can be really worrying, and you might be feeling overwhelmed or unsure what you should do.
Get in touch
Our Children and Young People team will be able to provide support and guidance on understanding how to support young people on a daily basis, how to look after them in difficult situations and most importantly looking after your own mental health and wellbeing.
Contact the children and young people service to speak with a member of the team who can provide advice, who can offer support tools, and can signpost to other services both locally and nationally.
Please email the information service on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in contact to help support with any inquiries you may have.
Look after yourself
Supporting someone else can be tough and stressful. It’s important to look after yourself too. Booking an options session via the information line, will allow you to explore ways to improve your own wellbeing and access services that can support your mental health.
Its important to practice self-care, finding time for yourself is equally as important as juggling family, work, and home life. Its important to put yourself first, set yourself challenges, not to be afraid to ask for help, stay connected with others and try to encourage healthy decisions.
Information on the links below can support parents who are both worried about their young person and improve their own mental health and wellbeing:
- National Mind Website
- Young Minds Website
- Anna Freud National Centre for children and Families
- Oxfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)