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Self-harm: what parents should know

self-harm

Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

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Finding the right after school childcare

child painting

Advice for working parents when looking for an after school club or nanny 

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Bulimia nervosa: a parent’s guide

Bulimia binge purge

Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help. 

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Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

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Talking to your child about traumatic life events: miscarriage, redundancy and terminal illness

Father and son

Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family

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Fighting the stigma of mental health: a parent’s guide

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child

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How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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If one sibling has a disability

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

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