How can I help myself?
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
There is a range of support available to help parents and carers when they are worried about their child. If you are worried about a child then encouraging them to talk about their feelings and watching them play can be helpful.
Parenting Programmes - Parents and carers may sometimes want or need some extra help to deal with parenting issues. A range of parenting programmes are available aimed at dealing with different issues. For more information visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website.
Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice. Call the Parents' Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Young Minds parents section for further information
Pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents. They also run groups for parents of children and young people who have undiagnosed or diagnosed ADHD or ASD. Pinpoint also support a parent group around self-harm.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. There is a specific section dedicated to families with information on what to do if you are worried about your child, common problems, teenage development and building confidence and resilience in children and much more!
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind - They provide a wide range of services across the county to support those recovering from mental health challenges, promote positive mental health and tackle mental health-related stigma and discrimination within our communities. They have the Stress Less Project to support young people, but will support adults with any concerns about their own mental health and wellbeing.
Anna Freud Centre has just launched a ground-breaking series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.
It's really important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing when you are looking after others. Check out the national One You Public Health campaign and complete the quiz for tailored information on how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Best beginnings supports parents in giving their children the best start in life supporting parents between conception and the child's third birthday. Their website includes educational and interactive tools to support parent-to-be and new parents. See information for parents.