Self Help... Parents and Carers

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


About Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Here are a list of useful organisations to contact if you have concerns and are looking for support:

Local support:

Is your child or the child you care for experiencing anxiety, worry or stress? Need to talk to someone who can offer support and advice? Available to young people, parents, carers, and professionals. The Urgent Mental Health Support Line is now open 24 hours on 01752 435122

Young Minds - Parents Helpline

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Tel: 0808 802 5544


Explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, suggesting how you can help yourself, your children, and explains what support is available.

Tel: 0300 123 3393

Mental Health Foundation

Good mental health for all.


Whether parents are having trouble coping in the early years or are overwhelmed by their own problems and struggle to provide the stability their children need, Coram offers different levels of support so that they can do their best for their children.

Tel: 020 7520 0300


Providing information for families, carers and friends.

Tel: 0300 5000 927


Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up. Here you'll find lots of practical advice from Relate on how to deal with common teen issues.  

Tel: 0300 100 1234


Supporting someone you care about who has mental health challenges can easily take over your whole life. It is tempting to think of their needs and ignore your own. If this happens then it is not good for you and it is not good for the person you love and care about. Your health and wellbeing are important.

Click here for a personal health and wellbeing plan for family and friends