"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.

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.

PARENT/CARER TRAINING LIST: A list of local training opportunities in Brighton & Hove

This is a list of training opportunities, workshops and sessions for parents/carers in Brighton and Hove. Courses include supporting parents/carers around their children’s mental health, peer support, programme’s in schools, suicide prevention and workshops around depression and anxiety.

 

Read the full list here.

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.

 

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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

GUIDE: Children and young people with anxiety: A guide for parents and carers

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

 

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

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

 

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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)

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

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

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: 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

Podcast: Moodzone: Is your child depressed?

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

 

Listen here

PARENT/CARER ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP: FAMILY FGG (Brighton & Hove)

Family FGG is a new Brighton and Hove online group that aims to support parents/carers through online guidance, information and peer support on issues that might be concerning them about a young person. The project is delivered through a safe encrypted platform and is facilitated  by a trained counsellor and systemic therapist.

Fill in an application and read more 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

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