helping you, help them

Parents play a vital role in supporting young people with their mental health; however, many feel unsure how to do this.

A good place to start is to encourage and model self care. headspace’s seven simple tips can help young people manage their mental health and wellbeing whether they are at home, work or school.

Have a look at the headspace tips that will help you, help them. Together, we've got this.

Self-care for parents

It’s important too to look after yourself. Having good mental health and wellbeing helps you cope with life’s changes and better support those around you.

Let’s talk

Communication with your young person is important. Remember to check-in and make time to connect with them. headspace can help you prepare and start a conversation with your young person about mental health and COVID-19.

COVID stress

There is a lot of uncertainty with all that’s happening in the world, and you or your young person might be feeling overwhelmed or stressed by what's going on. Learn simple tips to help you support your family build a healthy headspace.

Mental health

Feeling concerned about your young person, and wondering if they could be experiencing a mental health issue. Learn more about mental health, signs that it may be impacting your young person and how to respond.

Family arguments

Having disagreements is a normal part of family life, but it can be difficult to work out how to respond. Find tips on how to respond to family conflict.

Changing relationships

Its normal for changes to occur between parents and young people during adolescence and this may have been more significant during COVID-19. Learn tips on how to build a healthy relationship with your young person.

Changing behaviour

Young people experience rapid change during adolescence which impacts their mood and behaviour. Find out how to understand and respond to changes with your young person.