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The Lost For Words? PARENT PAGES are designed to offer links to information, advice and support which may allow parents to develop the skills necessary to cope with a challenging family situation.
Also the PARENT PAGES can direct parents seeking to support a child or young person who is suffering in some way to a number of specific links relating to different family problems.

In the UK, about 20 per cent of people aged between 16 and 24 are thought to have a significant
emotional mental health problems.

At least 2 per cent of children under 12 years old struggle with significant depression, and by teenage years
this has risen to five per cent - that's at least one depressed child in every classroom.

Many children and young people deal regularly with many problems in and out of the home, such as family conflict, abuse, bullying, study-stress, self-image, sexuality, bereavement, the effects of poverty, and more. Growing up can feel like a very VULNERABLE time and young people can start to experience mental health problems.

As a parent you want the best for your child so facing these issues can make you feel vulnerable too. Parenting can be tough and we all need support sometimes to deal with the challenges of raising children and young people. If you are a parent of any age, suffering emotionally in any way, or you are trying to support a child or young person who needs help, there are people you can talk to in confidence and who could help you. The information contained here is drawn from a variety of websites to try to summarise some of the advice available.

 

PARENTING ISSUES

UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPING POSTIVE PARENTING PRACTICES

ANGER MANAGEMENT

BEHAVIOURAL DIFFCULTIES

SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

SCHOOL ISSUES/BULLYING/STUDYPROBLEMS

SEPARATION/DIVORCE

ALCOHOL, DRUG & SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SAFEGUARDING SOCIAL NETWORKING PRACTICES

JOBLESSNESS/TRAINING/CAREER GUIDANCE

SEXUAL HEALTH/CONTRACEPTION

PREGNANCY/MATERNITY/TERMINATION

BEREAVEMENT THROUGH LOSS OF A CHILD

ABUSE / REPORTING ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

COPING WITH OFFENDING BEHAVIOUR

PHYSICAL ILLNESS & DISABILITY

EMOTIONAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

BEREAVEMENT – LOSS OF A LOVED ONE/PET

BULLYING

DEPRESSION

SELF-HARM

FEELING SUICIDAL

POOR SELF ESTEEM /CONFIDENCE

POOR SELF IMAGE/EATING DISORDERS

QUESTIONNING SEXUALITY & GENDER

MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

BI-POLAR

PSYCHOSIS

SCHIZOPHRENIA

LIST OF LOCAL CHILDREN’S CENTRES

MEDICAL & MATERNITY FACILITIES

COULD COUNSELLING HELP YOU?

 

 

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