Northern Federation

Children's Mental Health

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. (Mental Health Foundation)


 Top tips for parents under the theme 'Growing together' from Childrens Mental Health Week 2022

Place 2 Be - Growing together


 Parent Booklet - You're never too young to talk mental health


Happy Space Wellbeing Book - Lets start an epidemic of happiness 




Useful links

Place2Be offer a range of support and activities for parents and children to promote wellbeing and support positive mental health for young people. 
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families offer guidance about parent self care.

Young Minds offer a parent helpline to access support via phone, webchat or email.



 Hampshire Educational Psychologist support line

This resource from Hampshire School Nursing Team includes links to support networks and ideas to try at home. Family Wellbeing Pack