There are lots of agencies and organisations that can help you support your child through mental ill-health in various ways, from information and advice to training and helplines. These are just a few:
Young Minds offer advice and information, parent helpline, young people’s helpline, campaign for better mental health services.
Beat offer advice and support for those with eating disorders and their carers. Information about eating disorders, courses for parents, helplines for young people and parents/ carers, support calls, and more. Campaign for better mental health services and advocate for those with eating disorders.
West Sussex Mind offer support for adults and young people 16-25 with mental ill health. Offer a range of training for parents / carers of young people of any age with mental ill health and neurodivergence, free of charge or low cost for West Sussex residents.
Childline offers support for children and young people through text, online and telephone. A range of support and information also available on their web page. Children and young people can phone, text or email any time for any reason, including mental health crisis.
Youth Emotional Service offers free support for children 11-18 one-to-one or in group work. Face to face and online counselling. Signposting to other services. Can be referred by CAMHS, GP, School nurse or can self-refer by phone or email.