Young Minds - Parents Mental Health SupportWe know parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. It can feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone. We have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what you and your child are going through, things can get better. We also have our Parents Helpline who can provide advice and support if you're worried about a child or young person.
Anna Freud - support for parentsIt’s too early to say what the full impact of coronavirus will be on children and young people’s mental health, but the signs are that it will be significant. We want to support children and young people and their families and to work together to minimise this impact. That’s why we are sharing information and advice.
Self-Care for ParentsFor many parents and carers, finding time for yourself can be a challenge as you juggle family and relationships with your home and work life. This can be especially true if you are supporting a child or young person with their mental health. With the practicalities of day-to-day life, it can be easy to forget to look after your own wellbeing needs, as well as those of your children, which can lead to feelings of stress or being overwhelmed. Factoring in regular time or activities for yourself will hopefully allow you to enjoy the good moments in life more and to find strength during difficult times. The following advice about the importance of self-care has been created with the Centre’s Parent Champions.
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