YoungMinds

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Parents whose children suffer from mental health problems can feel isolated and distressed. The Parents Helpline supports over 11,000 families a year with free, confidential advice, information and support. 1 in 3 called it a lifesaver with 95% saying the advice was beneficial

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1016968)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,120

Donations

23

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

The mental health of young people in the UK is in crisis. Approximately 850,000 children – 3 in every classroom – suffer from a serious mental illness. 24 hour social networking, bullying on and offline, and ever-increasing school stress combine with other pressures to take their toll on the emotional wellbeing of our children. Meanwhile, services continue to be woefully underfunded. Parents tell us they feel embarrassed, ashamed and guilty when their child suffers from mental illness.

Solution

The YoungMinds Parents Helpline supports over 11,000 families a year. Our team of advisers reassure parents who are concerned about their child’s wellbeing, providing non-judgemental, practical support. We give parents and carers the knowledge and skills they need to improve the mental health of their child. For over 20 years the helpline has been a lifeline for parents who feel they have nowhere else to turn.

  • The insight and guidance helped me respond to my daughters attempted suicide just one week later.

    — Mum

  • They made me see there was a way forward, we had a plan. I wasn't on my own any longer.

    — Dad

  • My daughter is happily married with a career and children in no small part to the help from YoungMinds

    — Mum

  • The insight and guidance helped me respond to my daughters attempted suicide just one week later.

    — Mum

  • They made me see there was a way forward, we had a plan. I wasn't on my own any longer.

    — Dad

  • My daughter is happily married with a career and children in no small part to the help from YoungMinds

    — Mum