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Common Concerns

Lots of parents have similar concerns about wellbeing and happiness, so to help we've gathered links to information and resources on key topics.

Emotional and mental health

  • NSPCC - mental illness and suicidal thoughts are common issues for young people. It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves. Spot the signs and find out how to support them.
  • YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the emotional well-being of children, promoting and protecting good mental health for all young people.
  • Mental Health Organisation - information and advice about depression, anxiety and conduct disorder in children and young people.
  • CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provide assessment and treatment services to children and young people aged 0-18.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking

Child sexual exploitation and online safety 

  • Thinkuknow - developed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to provide advice on online safety. Includes pages designed for 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, 11-16 year olds, parents and teachers.
  • KnowaboutCSE is Staffordshire specific information and resources for parents and young people.
  • NSPCC - online safety advice about keeping your kids safe.
  • Safer Internet Organisation - e-safety recommendations and tools.
  • Childnet  - practical resources for getting your kids safety smart online.

My child won't talk to me

Every parent faces a time when their child won't talk to them. We spoke to an psychologist in Staffordshire to find out what a parent can do when their child stops talking to them.

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