If your child is struggling, we offer free early mental health support for 0-25 year olds.
We can help you too with individual advice and workshops on how to support your child’s confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
Signs that your Child may Need Help
Some changes in your child’s mood or behaviour, can mean they are struggling with their mental health:
- Your child isn’t enjoying the things that they used to, like hobbies, seeing friends, etc.
- You child seems more worried than usual
- Your child is finding difficult to cope with thoughts and feelings, which are impacting their daily life
- Your child is sleeping either more or less than usual
- Your child is eating either more or less than usual
- Your child isn’t doing well at school, college or university
- Your child is finding it difficult to cope with life changes, like moving house or changing schools
- Your child’s mood has worsened, and they seem withdrawn, anxious or angry
- You have noticed physical symptoms such as your child having headaches, stomach aches, or feeling sick.
If your child is experiencing any of these, please don’t delay asking for help.
We have lots of support options available for children and young people, as well as for their parents and carers.
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Get in touch if your child needs help
Please, get in touch if you want to discuss your child’s needs, get advice on how to support them or find information about our workshops for parents and carers.
Tips to help your child
Seeing your child struggling can be frustrating and upsetting. It’s also normal not to know what to do or where to ask for help.
NottAlone is a great website with local mental health information and tips for parents and carers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Find information to get a better understanding of what your child is feeling and advice on what you can do to help them feel better.