Here at Emerging Minds Families we develop free resources to help all families access the right information, at the right time.
We work together with families and professionals and draw on the latest research to produce information and resources to help you support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
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Depression and anxiety in new parentsEmerging MindsThis resource explores depression and anxiety in new parents. It aims to help you understand that depression and anxiety are common around the time of your baby’s birth and during their first year of life. It also explores what to do if you or your partner is at risk or showing signs of mental health difficulties.
Talking to your primary school-aged child about your mental health difficultiesEmerging MindsPrimary school-aged children are naturally curious and may have lots of questions which may be uncomfortable to answer. This resource has been developed to help you prepare for and feel confident about these conversations.
Building your child’s support networks when you experience mental illnessEmerging MindsThis resource introduces parents living with mental illness to the importance of having support networks for their children and how to use My child’s support network guide. The guide, which was developed in partnership with parents who live with a mental illness, their children and supporters, is designed to help parents think about the relationships in their child's life and ways to strengthen these to support their child and the family too.
Your support networks: It takes a villageEmerging MindsBuilding your village and creating those support networks plays an important role your child's development.
Building your support networks: a guide for parents living with mental illnessEmerging MindsThis resource was developed to prompt parents living with mental illness to think about their ‘village’ – the people around them who they can call on to provide support to themselves and their children when the parent is unwell. Parents without a strong support network are provided with suggestions on how to strengthen these.
We develop a wide range of resources on key topics close to families’ hearts. On our website you’ll find information about:
Hear from professionals
There are a lot of different professionals that can support children’s mental health but how do we know which one is right for us and what will happen next if we have an appointment?
In this video series, you’ll hear from many different professionals about what they can do to support you and your family.
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In our library you’ll find podcasts, fact sheets, animations and videos, check them out today.
Child and youth voice
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand daily life from a child’s perspective. At Emerging Minds we value the unique view of children and young people as they grow and develop. Our child and youth voice projects help parents to learn from young people with lived experience.