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Support for you

Helplines and parent guides


Young Minds – YoungMinds have a Parents’ Helpline which gives information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Call: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm)
Email: and your query will be responded to in three working days.

Rethink advice line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927   (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.


Mind Information Line

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Web site:

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.


Parent guides

Rethink – The charity Rethink have created a ‘Caring for Yourself’ guide to help people with mental health problems and carers, family and friends. If you support someone with any mental health condition, this guide may help you.

Family Lives – Family Lives is a charity helping parents to deal with family life. Their role is to support you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. 

Parents survival guide –If you think your child is unhappy or if you are worried about their behaviour, it’s easy to be hard on yourself and think you aren’t doing a good job. Young Minds has some advice for any parent who is worried about their child, or their own parenting skills:

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