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This information is for parents or guardians who are supporting a young person.
Being a parent of a young person who seems to be struggling can be really worrying, and you might be feeling overwhelmed or unsure what you should do. But you're not alone, and there are places both you and your child can turn to for help.
We're still developing our information for parents, but you'll find ideas of help that's available in our Useful contacts section.
Supporting someone else can be tough and stressful. It's important to look after yourself too.
If you have a mental health problem, our guide to parenting with a mental health problem will give you some ideas of how to look after yourself and find support if you and your family need it.
This information was published in June 2019. We will revise it in 2021.
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