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Parents of children and young people

Read about how to support your child in dealing with the issues they face, and learn valuable ways to advise and prepare them for situations they may face in the future.

Building confidence and knowledge
Coping with other people
Improving mental health and wellbeing
Social communication and life

Building confidence and knowledge

Your child's appearance and self-esteem

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Building your child's confidence

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Hospitals and treatments

Finding out more about your child's condition

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Decisions about my child's treatment

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Talking with your child about treatment

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Managing a stay in hospital

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Supporting your child after treatment

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Coping with other people

How people might act

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Coping with other people's reactions as a parent

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Handling staring

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Handling comments

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Handling questions

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What can I do if my child is being bullied?

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Improving mental health and wellbeing

About anxiety

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Managing worry and anxiety

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Relaxation to manage anxiety

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What is self care?

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Practising self care

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Mental health and wellbeing for parents

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Creating a personalised self care plan

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Social communication and life

Having a baby with a visible difference

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Social situations and life for parents

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Meeting new people

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Preparing for nursery or school

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Information to give a nursery or school

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Supporting siblings of a child with a visible difference

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