I'm a parent/carer
As a parent or carer of a young person you may start to notice small changes in your child. This could be a fluctuation in their motivation, a change in their socialisation and participation in once loved activities, or a shift in their eating or sleeping habits. All of these can be early warning signs that a child is struggling to understand and manage their mental health.
How can Response help?
When you notice your child is struggling, it can be difficult to know what to do or say. Response is here to support you and your child through this challenging time, whether that is through one of our own services or through signposting you to another service that better meets your needs.
Did you know?
*statistics from the Guardian
of 17 to 23 year olds say their mental health is getting worse not better in the wake of the pandemic
of people say that loneliness has made their mental health worse during the pandemic
Wellbeing Youth Work
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) within CAMHS has teamed up with Response to offer a number of secondary schools in Oxfordshire access to a Wellbeing Youth Worker as part of their Whole School Approach. In addition, we are now extending our expertise to offer Youth Work in private schools. Our Youth Workers offer preventative mental health support to young people in the schools they are based in. They do this through fun, engaging and flexible approaches that fit to the needs of the individual young people and the needs of the schools.
Toolkits for young people
They offer a parents helpline between 9:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday. Call: 0808 802 5544,
Rethink Mental Illness
They offer general information for family members. 9:30am and 1pm between Monday and Friday. Call 0808 801 0525. Their Webchat service is open from 10.00am – 1pm Monday to Friday. You can also email and write to them.at [email protected].