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Coping with parents' evening

Naomi blogs about living with a mental health problem while coping with some of the challenges of parenthood.

Posted on 14/04/2015

Action for Children

Supporting families by providing expert advice and support on children and young people’s mental health and activities to try, and parenting programmes.


Anna Freud

Provides information for parents on supporting your child and has a directory mental health services that you can search by your local area. 


Family Lives - Parenting and Family Support (England)

Phone: 0808 800 2222

Email: [email protected]
Support to anyone parenting or caring for a child, with a helpline, online videos and courses, and forums.


FamilyPoint Cymru

Phone: 0300 222 5757

Helping parents and carers connect with key services in Wales, giving support and information online, via phone, webchat and text.


NHS Service Search

A search tool to help you find mental health support services for your child, in your local area.



helpline (adults): 0800 800 5000
helpline (children and young people): 0800 1111

[email protected]

Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.



helpline: 0800 068 41 41

Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.


Parenting and Family Support- Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Support to anyone parenting a child.


MindEd for Families 

Safe and reliable advice about parenting and young people’s mental health, created by experts and parents together.


Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for parents and carers on children and young people’s mental health, and the impact of different situations on their wellbeing.



24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)

[email protected]

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.
Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.


Young Minds

Phone: 020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
Phone: 0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person) 

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.

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Information and advice on a huge range of mental health topics

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