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Advice for parents and carers: talking mental health with children at secondary school

A leaflet for secondary schools to share with parents and carers, offering top tips for speaking to young people about mental health.

This leaflet developed by Anna Freud's child mental health experts and featuring an introduction from Anna Freud's Chief Executive, Professor Peter Fonagy, provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday conversation.

The teenage years are both exciting and challenging to parents and carers. It can be hard to know whether your child's feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem.

  • Download the resource

    Download the guidance for parents and carers.

  • Download the resource in Welsh

    Download the guidance in Welsh.