Everyone has mental health, and everyone needs extra support sometimes. Whether you’re a young person or a parent or carer, you can follow the links below to explore useful videos and resources to help you look after your wellbeing.

I am a parent or carer

We understand that as a parent or caregiver, finding time for yourself can be incredibly challenging, especially when you're supporting a young person with their mental health. Balancing life's ups and downs while taking care of others can take a toll on all of us. That's why we want to provide you with some valuable tips and information to support your own well-being.

If you feel like you need additional support, we recommend reaching out to your GP. You can also explore the local services available to you by following the link here -  Parent & carer service guide B&D.pdf [pdf] 450KB

For more information on which schools we are currently supporting, you can check our schools list here: 

Primary schools

Secondary schools/Further education/Higher education

Helpful websites:

Welcome to our Talking Therapies service in Barking & Dagenham, brought to you by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. | Talking Therapies Team

Self-Care for Parents and Carers | Why consider self care? | Anna Freud Centre

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles

Useful videos:

I am a young person

Looking after your mental health isn’t always easy. Life can throw you unexpected challenges and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or down sometimes. That's why we believe it's important to equip you with the right tools to navigate these difficult times. In this section, we're here to provide you with useful tips and information to help you prioritise your well-being.

If you ever feel like you need some extra support, you can check our current schools list Primary schools or Secondary schools/Further education/Higher education to see if the MHST is available at your school, or you can use our services guide to find the right support for you -  CYP service guide B&D.pdf [pdf] 392KB

Helpful websites:

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Information for young people on mental health and wellbeing - Mind

On My Mind | Resources for Young People | Anna Freud Centre

Useful videos: