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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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Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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When your child’s anger may be linked to low self-esteem

Sometimes having low self-esteem can make it difficult for your child to deal with their anger. Here are some instances when angry outbursts may be linked to low self-esteem.

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LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Gambling and young people: a parent’s guide

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Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

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Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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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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Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying at school

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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Photoshop-spotting: talking to your child about ‘fake’ images

Young people who are regularly online and on social media will come across thousands of advertising messages a day, most of which include doctored images that can have a big impact on the way they view themselves.  

Here are some ways to start a conversation with your child about edited images. 

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Teenage pregnancy: how you can help your child

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex – now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options

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Talking to your child about why bullies bully

There is a clear link between bullying and self-esteem issues, both for the bully and the bullied. It can be helpful to talk to your child about why some people may bully or ‘troll’ others online.

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Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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