Useful Information for Parents
MindEd for Families
online advice and support you can trust
MindEd for Families is a vital online resource providing evidence-based advice and information for family members or caregivers concerned about their child’s mental health.
Families can access free online information and practical advice on a wide range of areas, including:
– Supporting a child in difficult circumstances
– Coping strategies and building resilience
– When to get help
– Nurturing and building health family relationships
– Coping in crisis situations
– Feelings of isolation
I’m worried and don’t know what to do…..
– Practical support for family members
Building confidence and resilience What should I do if I’m worried?
Finding helpful information What to do in a crisis?
Keeping ourselves strong Who can help us?
Should I be worried? Medication
Why is my child behaving like this….
– Understanding child mental health and behaviour
Attachment Risky behaviour
Child and teen development Sexual orientation and gender
Common problems Sleep and adolescence
Death and loss (including pets) Substances, alcohol and aerosols
Diagnosis Trauma and coping
Eating disorders Child sexual abuse and exploitation
Refusal to go to school
Am I doing the right thing for my child?
– Expert advice on parenting and mental health
Bullying and what to do as a parent Parenting the child with issues
Everyday parenting Speaking up for your child
Families and their difficulties Talking to my child
Parenting in a digital world Top parenting tips
I just don’t understand mental health services!
– Helpful guidance on services and settings
Children’s Social Care referral Transition to adult services
Setting up a support group Transitions during education
The journey around inpatient care Young people and criminal justice
Developed in partnership with YoungMinds and co-written with parents and carers, the resources are engaging, interactive and accessible on all mobile and tablet devices.
Find out more: www.minded.org.uk/families
YoungMinds Parent helpline: 0808 802 5544
Lines open 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday (free from mobiles and landlines)