YoungMinds – information for Parents around Mental Health and Well-being.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.


YoungMinds worked with MindEd to create MindEd for Families, a resource hosted by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The innovative new site launched on the 21st April 2016. The site provides information and advice for parents with concerns about their children’s mental health and well-being.

Parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health and wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site for good quality, practical information free of charge.

Funded by the Department of Education, MindEd for Families has been co-written by parents with a lived experience of child and teen mental health issues and the best clinical experts. The resources have been accredited by the Information Standard as reliable advice. 

MindEd for Families offers relevant, practical information that parents, family members and professionals can trust. It includes top tips and helpful advice from parents with the lived experience of supporting a child with mental health problems.

The information, available to view on tablets and smart phones, includes guidance on what to do in a crisis, what to do if you are worried, how to manage on a day to day basis, how to support your child through their experience and where to turn for support.

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