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.
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.