Parents and carers

Being a parent or carer can be stressful, especially when the child you’re responsible for has emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Family issues, such as a parent’s ill health, parental arguments, divorce, bereavement or other traumatic events, can impact on children, and vice versa. 

It’s more common than you might think: one in five young people have difficulties like this from time to time. 

It can often feel daunting talking to someone about an emotional well-being issue, but research shows that talking therapies are successful in treating problems of this kind. The government's health body that identifies good practice, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), recommends these treatments for a range of emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and compulsions. 

We offer many different types of treatment options through the NHS and we’ll work closely with you to decide what you and your family would most benefit from.

My first visit

I’m told I need an appointment with you. What happens next?