Explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children.
Parenting with a mental health problem can be difficult and there is no one solution.
However, there are lots of things that can make a positive difference. This section suggests several things you can try that might help.
"Perfect people or perfect parents don't exist – just focus on one day at a time and do the best you can."
"Let other people babysit, have your kid overnight, make their tea. Your kid won't mind and they'll love the extra attention. You aren't a bad parent for needing help."
This information was published in April 2019. We will revise it in 2022.
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