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It is never too early or late to start talking about your child’s emotional and mental wellbeing.

Useful Contacts and Information:

Action for Children

Action for children lists various statistics, facts, and tips to help you support and recognise your child’s needs.

Parent’s Lifelines

Provide a handy guide for you with just 15 steps to help you cope when you are supporting your child who faces mental health challenges.


Place2be offers numerous resources to assist parents to understand and support the emotional and mental wellbeing of their children.

Kids Matter

They provide families with a range of information sheets to help support their child’s mental health and their wellbeing. They also help you recognise when and if your child needs any professional help.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a terrific resource to use. It includes a parental survival guide, a parental A-Z guide (how to help with specific disorders), a parent’s lounge page to answer your questions and a specific parental helpline.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults


The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. They provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.

Stem 4

Stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

Open University Young People’s Wellbeing course 

This free course, Young people’s wellbeing, will examine the range of factors affecting young people’s wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems.


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 on how to deal with common teen issues.

Where’s Your Head At? 

A website from the Children & Young People’s Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

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