Support for Parents

If you are struggling to cope with the demands that the pandemic and school closures have placed on you, you are not alone. Please find below some useful support resources.

Dr Andrew Mayers

On this page, you will find some information about the latest campaigns that I am involved with, some media stories that have been run about that, and an overview of resources and support for fathers.

Resources

FFLAG Parents

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.

Support

The Mental Health Foundation

Staying at home and abusive relationships

Resources

Maudsley Charity

These videos focus on emotions and are formulated by Professor Andrea Danese and colleagues at the Maudsley CAMHS Trauma, Anxiety and Depression clinic. They are drawn from Cognitive Behavioural-Therapy (CBT) principles used to help young people who experience anxiety or depression.

Resources

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Support

Motherdom Magazine

MOTHERDOM IS A NEW MENTAL WELLBEING MAGAZINE FOR PARENTS OF LITTLE ONES

Resources

ParentClub

Parent Club offers up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government on your child’s health and education. It’s full of hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help you look after your own wellbeing and to point you in the direction of the support available.

Resources

Young Minds Parent Helpline

Worried about a child or young person? Contact the Parents Helpline for free, confidential advice via the phone, email or webchat.

Helpline

We’re crowdfunding for our grant scheme so any school or college can for financial support to access mental health provisions

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