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For Parents & Carers

What is Emotional Health?

Emotional health is about the way we think and feel, and the ability to cope with difficult things in life.

Having good emotional health is not the same thing as being happy all the time. If something happens and we feel low emotionally, getting back on track can sometimes be difficult. Young people passing through adolescence often need particular support. During this time of their lives, they experience huge physical, psychological and behavioural changes as they mature from children to adults. Young people are also developing greater independence and responsibilities, and experiencing changes in the way they think and feel. Many young people have developed positive coping strategies and are generally resilient to these challenges, but some will need additional help to develop resilience and stay emotionally healthy.

The buttons below will direct you through to the Children and Young Peoples pages with lots of information and advice on dealing with their mental health and wellbeing.

Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Telephone number: 01604 656060

Every child deserves a healthy start, but the pressures of modern life can have as big an impact on the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people as they have on adults.


Early Years

Your child's early years progress


The Northampton
Babyroom Project

The Northamptonshire Baby Room Project© began in January 2007 with practitioners working in early years settings in East Northamptonshire. Since then, there has been a massive growth in interest about the work across Northamptonshire, the UK & Europe.


Together For
Short Lives

We are the UK’s leading charity for the 49,000 children living with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We are here to ensure that no child or family is ever left behind when it comes to getting vital care and support.


Young Minds
Parents Helpline

Hearing the news that your child is going to die young is heart-breaking. Together with everyone who provides care and support to families, we are changing lives, so children and families can get the right support and make the most of every moment together.


Parenting Teenagers

Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up.

Here you'll find lots of practical advice on how to deal with common teen issues.


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