Mental Health Resources for Parents

Although it’s amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, it can also be really hard work. It can feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone.

The Bulmershe School are working incredibly hard to achieve the Wellbeing Award for Schools and aim to provide a healthy and caring environment for all of our students, but we also recognise that Parents might need help too. 

Please find below a selection of resources dedicated to parents regarding both your child's mental health and looking after your own. 


Divorce and Separation

How to talk to your child about Mental Health

Mental Wellbeing for Parents

Supporting a child who is coming out

Anxiety - Support for young people, parents and carers

Anger - A guide

Coping with Loneliness

A guide to Mindfulness

Coping with Self Harm - a guide for Parents and Carers

Depression - Support for young people, parents and carers

Useful Support Organisations

Christmas and Mental Health


Websites you may find useful

TELLMI - Free app for 11-17 year olds to help manage their mental wellbeing. Moderated by trained counsellors, users can anonymously post about anything that is worrying them and receive supportive replies from other people of a similar age.

Sport in Mind - Transforming the lives and mental health of children and adults through sport and physical activity

SEED Eating Disorder Support Group aims to support both sufferers and carers in the hope that they do not feel alone with their problems

Beat Eating Disorders Charity's mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders

The Mental Health Foundation takes a public mental health approach to prevention, finding solutions for individuals, those at risk and for society, in order to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing. They also have a programme to that supports loneliness.

ARC Youth Counselling is a specific service for 16-25 year olds who need additional and specific support or advice

The Florey Clinic provides a free confidential integrated sexual health service in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

Brook is a free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing service

Here4YOUth is Wokingham's service that offers advice, support and guidance to young people on drug and alcohol use, and signposts young people to other support services they may need

Support U is your LGBT+ resource centre in the Thames Valley. The service is run by a team of volunteers who aredeliver the help and support through their website, telephone helpline and face-to-face sessions

The NHS Better Health site can help you kickstart healthy habits, whether you want to lose weight, get active, or beat addictions. 

Smoke Free Life is a service to help you give up smoking


Kaleidoscopic UK supports children and adults who have been exposed to domestic abuse. You can also find support specific to Wokingham on their domestic abuse directory