Help for Parents with a mental illness and their Support People

Families where a parent has a mental illness

23 percent of children live in households where at least one parent has a mental illness. As a parent you need support for yourself as well as for your family. Giving age appropriate information regularly to children and young people helps them not to develop worries. Children can play a supportive role for parents and it is important that they know how to access support networks when needed.

The following steps may be useful in supporting you and your family: