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FOR PARENTS

FREE Early Mental Health Support for your Child, and Advice and Workshops for Parents and Carers

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.

Mental Health Advice and Workshops for Parents - Be U Notts

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  • Your child’s mood has worsened, and they seem withdrawn, anxious or angry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.

Parent Navigation Group

Monthly drop-in for parents promoting discussion and introducing practical interventions aimed at supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Please contact us if you would like to refer.

Early Mental Health Support for your Child

Our free counselling options offer a safe and comfortable space for your child to talk about their feelings.

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.

Fill in a Referral Form for a child or young person

*Our Help Line is available Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Please leave a message outside these times, and one of our friendly staff will contact you as soon as possible

If you think a child or teenager is at immediate risk of harm or is not safe, please contact urgent help services as soon as possible

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.