Next Week: Information Sessions for Our Zoom Parent Support Programme in Torbay

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2024


Are you a Torbay parent or carer supporting a young person aged 8-17 struggling with mental health? 

Anxiety, depression, self-harm, and other mental health struggles are on the rise among young people, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study shows that 1 in 5 children and young people in England aged 8 to 25 had a probable mental disorder in 2023. As parents, we can be left feeling overwhelmed and helpless, not knowing where to turn for help.

 This 18-session programme will help parents/carers better support a young person struggling with mental health. Thanks to our amazing funders, the programme is free to parents/carers in Torbay.

There are just a few days left to register for our information sessions. Click here to register: 

 From lived experience and through working with thousands of parents, we have seen the importance of the parent/carer role in a young person's mental health recovery. This early intervention program will address early onset mental health problems in young people, resolving the problems or preventing their escalation within the family unit.


Our parenting programme provides:

 1) Psychoeducation and skills training: guiding parents/carers to support the recovery of a young person suffering with their mental health using our evidence-based clinical intervention.

2) Parental self-care: teaching parents how to care for their own mental and emotional health to best support their child.

3) Navigating statutory support: Coaching parents/carers on how to access the support offered by schools, the NHS and non-statutory organisations.

4) Peer support: “Lived experience often speaks with more authority to people in crisis" (Dr D Starley).


For more information, email Joel Sutton (YMHF) at [email protected].

If you are a parent/carer supporting a child struggling with mental health and are not in Torbay, CLICK HERE for the Horizon Plan, our free online course.

The Youth Mental Health Foundation CIC is a Devon-based not-for-profit with a free online course for parents supporting a young person struggling with mental health. Find out more by CLICKING HERE.




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