"Extreme sorrow - or mental health issues, as we name it to make it less painful to those of us who love those who suffer - is a terrible problem for many young people now. Find Get Give aims to give quick, expert and local support when it's needed, for those who do their best to live through it and for those of us who look on in despair. It's a cliche, but YOU'RE NOT ALONE. Find Get Give will make you see that."  Julie Burchill, Writer
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“Extreme sorrow – or mental health issues, as we name it to make it less painful to those of us who love those who suffer – is a terrible problem for many young people now. Find Get Give aims to give quick, expert and local support when it’s needed, for those who do their best to live through it and for those of us who look on in despair. It’s a cliche, but YOU’RE NOT ALONE. Find Get Give will make you see that.” Julie Burchill, Writer.

All Brighton and Hove opportunities

This is a page of all opportunities in Brighton and Hove including training for parents/carers, resources for primary schools (including Flo and the Funny Feelings) and secondary school materials.

Visit the Brighton and Hove page now!

A guide for parents and carers

A guide written by Anxiety UK that explores anxiety and how to support your child.

 

Download PDF

National Helpline: NSPCC.

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk or report online

Materials for children aged 10 and under

A list of books, apps and interactive activities to help children aged 10 and under.

See the list here.

Primary school parent/carer guide

This is a support guide for parents/carers of children aged 5-10 years old; providing information and advice around how to talk to your child about their emotional mental health wellbeing.

Download the guide here.

National Helpline: Young Minds Parents Helpline

A free confidential phone line, including information and advice for any adult worried about the emotional, behavioural or mental health issues of a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline is open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm

 

0808 802 5544 (free for mobiles and landlines)

VIDEO: Self-harm and young people: A guide for parents and carers

A short film created by YMCA Right Here to inform and reassure parents, carers and anyone who may be concerned about a young person who is self-harming.

 

Watch now

BLOG: Warrior Mum Part 2 – Warning Signs

A blog series written by Warrior Mum about being a young mum suffering post natal depression.

Read here

BLOG: Having a daughter with Anorexia Nervosa

A moving and honest account written by Tracy, the mother of a daughter suffering with Anorexia.

Read here

Books to support your children’s wellbeing

This book list was compiled by SENCOs, health professionals and librarians and is a tool for teachers, parents and carers who want to use books to support children through challenging times. Most of these books can be found in your local library.

See the list of books here.

BLOG: First time mum. Pretending everything is fine

A blog written by Mary Starling called ‘First time mum. Pretending everything is fine’. A first hand account about a single young mum coping with post-natal depression.

 

Read here

BLOG: Warrior Mum Part 1

A blog series written by Warrior Mum about being a young mum suffering post natal depression.

Read here

BOOK: Blame My Brain, The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed. Nicola Morgan

Blame My Brain shows what’s going on in teenager’s head, why, why it’s important, how long it will last, and what teenagers and their parents and carers can do about it.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Guide: Are you worried or concerned about a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing?

A guide created by YMCA Right Here that gives information to parents/carers about how to support young people with their mental and emotional health.

Download the National Guide here.

Download the Brighton and Hove Guide Here.

Podcast: Moodzone: Is your child depressed?

An NHS audio guide that explores how to tell whether your child is experiencing depression.

 

Listen here

APP: Toottoot- Safeguarding made simple

An app for students, teachers and parents that allows people to safely report bullying directly to their school, college or University.
Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

PODCAST: Child in Mind: What do we know about childhood anxiety and what can we do about it?

A podcast that explores anxiety for children and when this may become a serious problem; with Claudia Hammond, expert Professor Cathy Creswell from the University of Reading, and Beckie, whose whole family was affected by her son’s anxiety.

Listen here

BOOK: Am I depressed and What Can I Do About It? Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson.

A self-help, interactive guide for young people aged 13 to 17 who experience low mood and depression, and their friends, family and health professionals.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

This parents and carers page contains information that discusses mental health in detail, including some personal accounts and experiences. If you are personally affected by any of the materials on this site, please seek help and support from friends and family, as well as professionals such as GPs and youth workers. If you need support immediately please click on our crisis button.

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