23 December 2014
Parents and guardians are being reminded about the importance of supporting young people’s emotional health and well-being over the Christmas holidays.
The Head of Health Improvement, Martin Knight, has stressed both the importance of talking to young people and the support services which are available.
Mr Knight said “Talking is not really valued enough. It is important that we keep in touch with what is going on in our families and make the time to talk to each other about the issues that are important to us. It is a simple approach but it can keep us connected with the young people in our lives and help them stay positive and resilient to life’s challenges.”
Information and support
Information about the importance of emotional help and assistance for parents and young people is available online and parents can also find information and practical advice about drug use among young people.
Advice about supporting young people
Advice for young people about emotional health
Parents guide to drugs
Parents with immediate concerns about serious or acute mental health problems, should contact their GP, the Emergency Department of the General Hospital.
To contact the General Hospital call +44 (0)1534 442000 or, in an emergency, call 999.