Parents and carers
47% of boys and 39% of girls in Herts say they'd like to speak to a parent or carer if they're struggling to cope.
Although they'd like to, young people often don’t tell their parents they're struggling because of fear that:
- their parents won’t be able to help
- they will react badly
- it would create stress or anxiety for their parent.
Become a Just Talk Ambassador
If you’re interested in:
- spreading the #JustTalk messages
- helping others to feel more comfortable talking about mental health
...then watch this space for more about how to become a Just Talk Ambassador.
In the mean time, we've got some presentation slides you can use to help get the mental health discussions started.
Want to learn more?
Here are our top 4 websites to help:
- MindEd for families – includes free learning modules on topics like general mental health, parenting in a digital world, and parenting a child with issues
- Parent and family support (Herts County Council) – parenting courses and online learning to help you better understand your child’s brain and the changes that occur through childhood and adolescence
- Healthy Young Minds in Herts – worried about your child? Here's a rundown of local and national support
- Young Minds – guidance for parents looking to understand more about mental health and wellbeing. There's also a free helpline for confidential expert advice.