Mental health

Mental Health

Information and Support

If your child is struggling with their mental health, then knowing where you can find information and support can make a world of difference to them and your whole family.

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Your child might be struggling with…

Anger, aggression or violence, anxiety, behaviour problems, depression, eating problems, self-harm, sleep problems or suicidal feelings.

Finding help

If you are worried about your child you can start by talking to your child’s school, GP or health visitor. They can refer you child to lots of services that can help including the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Are mental health problems a disability?

A child with a mental health problem may be considered disabled if it has a long-term effect on their normal day-to-day activity. This is defined under the Equality Act 2010


Click on the links below to find lots of different kinds of help for your child.

Not sure where to turn?


Contact our helpdesk

Do you need specific help for your disabled or special needs child? Click here to tell us more about what you're looking for and our helpdesk team will do their very best to find you what you need. All of our advice is confidential and we will not share your details or personal information with anyone.