This leaflet developed by the Centre's child mental health experts and featuring an introduction form the Centre'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 parent and carers. It can be hard to know whether your child's feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem.

Download 'Advice for parents and carers: talking mental health with young people at secondary school' booklet.

We also have a Welsh version of this booklet. Download 'Siarad am iechyd meddwl gyda phobl ifanc yn yr ysgol uwchradd'

Please contact schoolsinmind@annafreud.org if you wish to order hard copies for your school or local authority.

How will you use this resource?

Do you have any suggestions for future resources?

Close

The Centre is taking action to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our physical sites are now closed but we are still at work, with all staff working remotely. Find out more about our support for children, young people, their families, and schools and colleges and our training and services.

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional analytics to help us improve it. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page


Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.


Analytics cookies

We’d like to set non-essential cookies, such as Google Analytics, to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our Cookies page. If you are 16 or under, please ask a parent or carer for consent before accepting.