This May Help: Advice for supporting your child’s mental health

8th November 2022

This May Help is a new national initiative providing mental health advice to parents and carers.

This May Help is aimed at parents and carers who may have concerns about their child’s mental health and is part funded by the Quality Improvement Taskforce for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Inpatient Services.

The website gives easy-to-follow advice to help families manage their child’s mental health. The advice was developed by NHS professionals and parents who’ve been through their own child’s mental health journey.

Professionals who work with children are also being encouraged to use the website.

The advice covered on This May Help includes:

How to support your child’s mental health,


Gaming and online activity,

Teenagers safety,

Eating disorders,

School avoidance,

Understanding mental health,

Understanding teenagers,

Online threats,

Building rapport,

Building resilience,

Building a support network,

Self-care tips,

Managing an emergency,

Managing in a crisis,

(CAMHS) appointment preparing for a children and adolescent mental health services appointments .

The subjects were chosen by families and young people who have gone through their own mental health challenges. Gary Lineker, Myleene Klass, and Tanni Grey-Thompson are amongst 16 presenters featured in the films.