Worried about your child?
Reliable information for parents and carers about common mental health and behaviour concerns in children and young people aged 0-25.
Find out about symptoms, possible causes and what you can do to help, with links to further information, resources and other organisations you can contact for support.
The YoungMinds Parents Helpline can help you think things through, so call us if you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries.
- Anger, aggression and violence
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Divorce and separation
- Domestic violence
- Dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Eating problems
- Family relationships
- Friendship problems
- Hearing voices
- Internet and mobile phone use
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Parents’ mental health and drug/alcohol problems
- Physical illness
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- School problems
- School work and exam stress
- Sleep problems
- Special educational needs
- Stealing and lying
- Suicidal feelings
- Young carers
Services for children and young people
We have put together information for parents and carers about mental health services for children and young people, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
To FIND your local CAMHS service:
- Speak to your GP or school who can refer your child to CAMHS
- Search online for ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services’ in your area – your local NHS trust website should have the details. Your child will still need to be referred by a professional.
- There may be counselling available at your child’s school.