If you are concerned about your child’s mental health there are a variety of services you can speak to for advice. Before you seek help you might want to think about whether your child is getting everything they need to be healthy such as; a healthy balanced diet including plenty of water, enough sleep, plenty of physical activity, a home they feel safe in, friends, hobbies and interests. Is there something in particular that is bothering them that they need help resolving?
Helplines and online support
Need to speak to someone in person?
- GP-You can discuss your concerns with your GP. Before you book an appointment you might want to read about how to talk to your GP about Mental health
How to talk to your GP about mental health
- Health Visitor and early years setting- If your child hasn’t started school yet you can discuss your concerns with the early years setting they attend or your health visitor
- School or College- Your child spends a lot of their time at school or college so chances are if something is worrying them staff members may have noticed a change in their mood or behaviour. Talk to your child’s school or college to discuss your concerns and what support they can offer
Support if you live in Halton
- HeadzUp Halton mental health drop in-If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health and wellbeing and they are under 18 you can get advice from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services weekly drop in sessions where you can speak to a mental health professional
Headz Up Halton Drop in