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Mental Health and emotional support for parents and carers



Mental health and emotional support for parents and carers


If you have a child under 5, Homestart can help with practical support and advice, including a referral to a play therapist and weekly visits from a support worker.


Cardiff Mind can arrange for free counselling services for adults although they have a waiting list.  You can call 02920 402040 for further information and to arrange an introductory appointment.


          For grandparents and other family members raising grandchildren nieces, nephews etc.


The Samaritans phone line is free to call 24 hours a day, every day.  Their trained staff are there to listen and support.   Call them for free:  116 123

Advice for parents and carers worried about their child’s mental health

Please see our support page for Mental Health for Young People as well as the following information and support

You can ask for an appointment with your GP and request a referral to CAMHS (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service). It can be helpful to help your child to write down their thoughts and feelings before the appointment.

 The YoungMinds parents helpline is free and can be contacted by home or by email. A trained worker will listen to your concerns about your child and can send you information or arrange a free callback from a CAMHS professional.  Includes advice                                                          for dealing with exam stress.

MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together. The website has lots on information for parents and carers.


The doc ready website will help you and your child to think about how they are feeling. They can complete an online checklist and print this out to bring with them. – A place where you can get support, learn about different mental health disorders, read about the experiences of others and get information on where to get support – all through the medium of Welsh. The aim is to make it easier to find Welsh language mental health information by bringing everything together in one place.


Information and support for families experiencing bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care - Somewhere to turn when someone dies.



2 Wish Upon A Star provides immediate and ongoing bereavement support for families, individuals and professionals affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult aged 25 or under.




Winston's Wish supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.