Families


When someone in a family is experiencing mental health difficulties, it can be hard to know what to do. It can have a knock-on effect on other members of the family, which can cause anxiety, stress and conflict.

Here you can find organisations, tips and ideas, videos, podcasts, and services in Edinburgh that can support you and your family’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Resource hubs

Support for families information pages on the City of Edinburgh Council’s website.

Parent Club‘s resources on ‘your family’s mental health and wellbeing’ has a wide range of tips and information on topics such as:

Anna Freud‘s resources for parents and carers includes advice and guidance on how to support a child and/or young person who is experiencing mental health difficulties. Topics include:

Young Mind‘s resources for parents on mental health and wellbeing topics such as:

MindEd for Families is an online learning resource about mental health for families (this organisation is based in England)

Home Start‘s website includes resources on ‘Support for families’.

Scottish Centre of Conflict Resolution (SCCR) has resources for parents, carers, young people and professionals on managing conflict in your home:

Tips and information

How to talk to your family about your mental health’ from Mind

Self-care for families’ from Very Well Family

Family self-care plan

Tips and ideas on how to make a family self-care plan Action for Healthy Kids

Useful pages on iThrive Edinburgh

Here are several pages on iThrive Edinburgh that can support you and your family’s mental health and wellbeing:

Post-natal depression

Parents and guardians

Supporting someone else

Young people’s mental health

Older people’s mental health

Services

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


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