Useful links for parents

Useful links for parents:

It can be worrying to realise your teenager is struggling and often times parents are keen to support in any way they can. Below are some useful links and resources relating to ways in which you can support your teenager if they are experiencing difficulties relating to their mental well-being.

Downloadable booklets:

  • Supporting your child with anxiety PDF booklet
  • Coping with self harm – a guide for parents and carers PDF booklet
  • A parent’s guide to depression in young people PDF booklet
  • An emotionally healthy appraoch to GCSE’s – A guide for parents PDF booklet


A short informative animation on the power of reflective listening.

Short film produced by The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust relating to young people and self harm. The Downloadable pdf booklet also has useful advice.


  • – downloadable resources for parents wanting to help anxious teens
  • – confidential suicide prevention support for parents and young people – online or on the phone 0800 068 4141
  • – Young Minds has a whole section for parents on their website about mental health

Books for parents:

  • Parenting from the inside out – Dan Siegel
  • The whole-brain child – Dan Siegel
  • Conversations that matter – talking with children and teenagers in ways that help – Margot Sunderland
  • Raising Boys – steve Biddulph
  • Raising Girls – Steve Biddulph

Books for young people

  • My Anxiety Handbook – Sue Knowles
  • Can I tell you about self harm – A guide for friends, family and professionals – Pookie Knightsmith
  • Blame my Brain, The amazing teenage brain revealed – Nicola Morgan
  • Instant Help Workbooks for Teens – Available on Amazon on a range of themes from self-esteem through to anger and anxiety and body image

There are also alot of other recomended books for young people you can check out here: Telegraph books for young people