Supporting someone (under 18) as a parent/carer

Call these groups/helplines who can give you practical advice on how you can help someone. We have highlighted groups that specifically give help to those like you, seeking to help others. Click on the image below to see a version that you can share or download.

Additionally for a longer and more comprehensive list of helplines, click the NHS logo above and a list of helplines (on the left hand side of the page) will open in a new window.  Amongst them there may be helplines that you can recommend to the person you are seeking to help.

Finally, relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire offer telephone counselling services for carers and friends of people with mental health issues. For available times during Coronavirus please see their website here.

Call 0808 178 9363 

We would always urge you to encourage them to talk to someone too – it’s Why Talking Fixes. Please tell them that talking with someone who is there to support them, can guide them most effectively to positive solutions and positive outcomes.  

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For great advice (from Childline) on covering

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Important information

Just need to let you know that all materials referenced below are to help you to help someone and that Will Garvey Trust Foundation cannot be responsible for their content or use. Here we provide links (signposts) for you, for example to other websites, videos and podcasts provided by other organisations and groups. Please use the information and resources responsibly and review any policies or disclaimers applicable at the referenced sites.