Children, young people and families
Forming a family and parenting is an important part of life, with many changes taking place. Both mothers' and fathers' mental health may be affected during this transition, which may influence their child's mental health.
Parental mental health problems, if untreated, can affect the long-term wellbeing of both parents and children. We work on a variety of innovative projects with children and young people and also host the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition.
We want to tell you about a project that we are running with University of Sussex which aims to help student mental health.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
Our innovative school-based project sees older pupils deliver mental health lessons to younger pupils, with the aim of creating more understanding and eradicating stigma.
Young Mums Together
Peer support groups for young parents and their children, designed to enhance young mothers’ life chances and promote maternal mental health and wellbeing.
Naomi and Zach's story
Naomi tells the inspirational story of herself and her young son Zach and how the Mental Health Foundation's Young Mums Together project helped her turn her life around.
How self-management changed my life
Marie Williams talks about how our Creating Connections self-management courses in Wales changed her life.
'I didn't feel like I was being a mother.'
Vickie was lucky in that she received the maternal mental health care she needed. Other mums aren't so lucky.
Podcasts & Videos
State of a generation: Preventing mental health problems in children and young people (Scotland)26 November 2019
Report focused on children and young people's mental health. (Scotland version)
Talking to your children about healthy internet use31 January 2019
Read this guide for tips on ways to talk to your children about healthy internet use to help protect their mental health.