It is not just your child that you have to look after!
An important part of being a parent is looking after yourself too!
Parenting is a demanding job and takes a lot of physical and emotional energy.
It can be easy to lose sight of the importance of looking after yourself. If you’re tired, stressed or exhausted, it’s difficult to be the parent that you’re striving to be.
But when you feel happy and well you’re better able to cope with stress, maintain relationships and enjoy parenthood.
Our Parent Support has been designed with practical ideas and support for your own wellbeing and with an area dedicated to help you in supporting your child's wellbeing too.
There are lots of link on this page to support you.
Children’s wellbeing is closely bound to your wellbeing. Find out how to improve your wellbeing and, consequently, your children’s.
Here are some of the best practices you can use/ promote and encourage:
- Share worries and seek out support from friends and family
- Live a healthy lifestyle by eating well, exercising, having fun and getting enough sleep
- Stay well informed by finding out more about topics that concern you.
- Never stop talking and listening to your child through good times and bad.
Crisis and emotional support helplines for everyone
The following helplines provide emotional and crisis support for everyone affected by mental ill health.
Phone: 116 123
Mental Health information helplines for everyone
The following helplines provide advice and information on mental health, but cannot provide emotional support in a crisis.
Provides information on types of mental health issues, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.
The Recovery Village
Mental Health support for an array of mental health conditions and addictions.
Rethink Advice and Infromation Service
Provides practical help and infromation on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, benefits, debt, criminal justice and carers' rights.
Finding a therapist
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
British Association for Councelling and Psychotherapy Register
British Psychological Society
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
Ieso digital health
UK Council Council for Psychotherapy
Bereavement Advice Centre
Child Bereavement UK
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Education Support Partnership
Free Confidential Counselling for teachers, including online chat services.
Creativity and Mental Health
Money Advise Service
Phone: 0808 8084000
Association for Postnatal Illness
Phone: 0207 386 0868
Family, Parenting and Relationships
General Advice, information and support
General Mental Health
Action for Happiness
Together for Mental Wellbeing