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Mental Health and Well Being

Mental Health and Wellbeing advice and support for parents and carers 

Below are a range of online resources, services, advice and helplines to support parents and carers with their own mental health and wellbeing. Please take the time to have a look through the different websites.


If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. Please use this link: Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline in England  

You will get access to: 

  • 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care


Get advice from 111 or ask for an urgent GP appointment if:

  • you are not able to speak to your local NHS urgent mental health helpline
  • you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency
  • you're not sure what to do

111 will tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone. Call 111.


Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • someone's life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone's time. Call: 999


If you need to talk to somebody at any time you can use the services below. These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult: