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Parent and Carers Resources

Advice and resources for parents and carers to help support their child or young person's wellbeing.

If you child is experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing there are many local organisations that can offer 24/7 support and advice. If Invictus Wellbeing are not able to help with your query please contact the telephone numbers below:

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Useful telephone numbers and websites

  • If you or someone else is in danger, call 999 or go to A&E now

  • If you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency, get help from NHS 111 online or call 111

Your child can also speak to the Papyrus HOPELINE, which supports young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. They can call 0800 068 4141 between 9am - midnight, any day of the year.

Open Minds (CAMHS)

  • Age range: 5-18 years

  • Contact details: 01422 300 001 or fill out this form

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm

  • Out of hours support:  Before 8pm contact 07385 399 840. Between 8pm to 8am contact Night OWLS free on 0800 148 8244 or you could send them a text on 07984 392700 or go to the website to use the online chat function: www.wynightowls.org.uk

  • 24/7 Local NHS Mental Health Helpline (freephone): 0800 183 0558

  • 24/7 open access to local mental health services: 01924 316830

  • The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence:
    Call: 116 123 – it’s FREE Or email jo@samaritans.org.uk

  • SANEline is an out-of-hours telephone helpline service offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems.  Available between 4.30pm – 10.30pm each evening, every day of the year: 0300 304 7000

Useful resources

Please click on the links or documents below for useful tips and advice

How to start a conversation about mental health with your child

Warning signs of Depression (poster)

A parents guide to depression

TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS AND PREVENTING BURNOUT

Supporting a child with anxiety

Perfectionism

A guide for when striving for excellence becomes unhealthy

Coping with self-harm

A Guide for Parents and Carers

The Mental Health benefits of Exercise!

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