Our parenting support

If you're worried about your child or young person’s mental health and well-being, we can help you to support them and build up resilience

Our parents and carers service aims to increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and boost your confidence in coping with and addressing your child or young person’s mental health.

Whether they are suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or disordered eating, our peer support service can help you support your young person – and in doing so help improve your own well-being by meeting other parents and carers.

The service will include fortnightly online meetings, where you can discuss your concerns, build strategies to help you support your child and meet other parents and carers. All meetings are hosted and mediated by a member of staff from West Sussex Mind.

We support parent and carers of school-age children (five to 18 years) across West Sussex by providing:

  • Fortnightly online peer support meetings for parents and carers of primary-age and secondary-age children
  • Talks by 'Experts by Experience' on specific topics, such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, disordered eating and gender identity
  • One-to-one telephone support before joining the service
  • A closed Facebook group
  • Casual check-in coffee mornings (virtual initially and expanding as we recruit volunteers)
  • Signposting to other services as appropriate.

If you're interested in joining our groups, please contact our Help Point on 0300 303 5652 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm) or email helppoint@westsussexmind.org

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