Information for parents, carers, family members and guardians
This information is for parents, carers, family members and guardians supporting a young person with their mental health and wellbeing.
How we can help
This information is for parents, carers, family members and guardians of a young person. You might be:
We know that supporting a young person can feel really worrying. You might be feeling overwhelmed, scared or unsure what you should do.
You're not alone – we're here to offer information to help you and the young person you're supporting.
A guide for parents, carers, family members and guardians on how to talk to young people about their mental health and wellbeing.
Find out what you could do to show your support to someone experiencing a mental health problem, for both adults and young people.
If someone is looking into professional help, find out how you can offer them emotional and practical support, for both adults and young people.
Information for young people aged 11 to 18 – this can help you understand their experience, their support options and their rights.
Information on how you can help to support a young person over 18 with their mental health while they're studying at college or university.
If you need more support for a young person or yourself, find details of helpful organisations and types of support available.
“Honest discussion is important. Being honest with myself and my daughter, and being mindful not to be judgemental.”
If you care for a young person or adult, this information hub offers guidance on feelings and experiences, looking after yourself and finding support.
A guide for parents on how your mental health problem might affect you, ways to help yourself and your children, plus where to find support.
Mind's online community where you can connect with others who might have similar experiences with their mental health, or who are supporting a young person.
“The best thing was the feeling that I was not alone in my experiences.”