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Parents and guardian’s mental health

Here you will find factsheets, tips and information, organisations and services in Edinburgh that can help you if you’re a parent or guardian experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand what mental health and wellbeing difficulties parents and guardians might face, the causes and what support is available.

Parents and mental health factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation

Parental mental illness factsheet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Tips and information

Tips for parenting with mental illness from Young Minds

A guide to parenting with a mental health problem from Mind

How to cope with parenting stress and anxiety’ by Vincent Iannelli from Very Well Mind

Parental anxiety? 5 ways to relieve the worry’ by Debbit Pincus from Empowering Parents

10 mental health tips for parents from Time to Change

Mental health for new parents guide from the BBC

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to parents and guardians:

New Parent Support

Homestart UK

Gingerbread

Family Lives

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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