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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.

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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

Mindroom’s Wellbeing Wheel guide for children and young people returning to school after lockdown

Mental health for new parents guide from the BBC

Mindfulness for mini-minds by Wee Seeds

Wellbeing for wee ones from Parent Club

Looking after a child or young person’s mental health from the NHS

NHS Lothian resources for parents and carers: anxiety and worry

Supporting Your Child with Fears And Worries by CAMHS and NHS-Lothian

Relaxation ideas for child and young people by CAMHS and NHS-Lothian

Outdoor education and child development guide from Forest Holidays

Organisations and services

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

New Parent Support

Homestart UK


Family Lives

Place 2 Be

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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