Supporting parents and children

When a child experiences a mental health problem, not only does this affect the child's emotional and physical wellbeing, it also has an impact on the whole family. Children's Mental Health Week (6 to 12 February 2017) is an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the support available to parents and children.

Here Barbara Benson, Training & Quality Officer at YoungMinds, provides a parents' guide on spotting mental health problems and on how to protect children from the online world.
The Bupa UK Foundation has awarded YoungMinds a grant to develop and pilot a new peer-to-peer support group model for parents and carers of children who are suffering mental health problems. You can find out more about the project here.