I'm supporting a young person

Raising sensitive issues and working to resolve problems that arise along the way can be challenging. It can also be hard as a parent to know the difference between normal behaviour, such as moodiness, irritability and withdrawal, and an emerging mental health problem. This section is designed to help you.

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An overview of mental health for family and friends

The journey from childhood to adulthood is full of physical, social, emotional and behavioural changes. With so much happening, it can be difficult to know the difference between normal behaviour…

how to start the conversation about mental health

A lot of things go unsaid between young people and their parents, especially when it comes to mental health. Our Fathers Campaign aims to open up conversations between parents and…

7 ways to support a young person’s healthy headspace

Just like physical fitness, mental fitness requires regular effort. This can be challenging to maintain. There are many things that family and friends can do to help a young person…

how to support a family member

When someone in your family has a mental health problem

parenting a young adult when something big goes wrong

Young adults often face disruptions in their journey to adulthood. Your support can help build their capacity to manage when things throw them off course.

supporting your young person through major transitions

Young adulthood is a time of growth and exploration that often involves big transitions. These transitions can feel exciting and full of potential, but they can also feel overwhelming and…

supporting your young person experiencing anxiety about climate change

Young people are increasingly committed to caring for the environment, because of a growing awareness of climate change as a global environmental issue.

Blog: supporting someone through a difficult time

Does a friend or family member have a lot on their plate? There are ways you can support them.