Children, young people and families
Forming a family and parenting is an important part of life, with many changes taking place. Both mothers' and fathers' mental health may be affected during this transition, which may influence their child's mental health. Poor mental health in parents can have a catastrophic affect, not just for the parents but throughout their children's lifetime.
We work on a variety of innovative projects with children and young people and also host the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition.
Mums and Babies in Mind
Improving the quality of life and services available for mothers with mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after birth.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
An ambitious pilot scheme aimed at ensuring every school identifies and implements better practice to safeguard children’s mental health.
Young Mums Together
Peer support groups for young parents and their children, designed to enhance young mothers’ life chances and promote maternal mental health and wellbeing.
Jade's story: 'I could see no way out'
Jade experienced bullying at school, which led to depression, anxiety and wanting to end her life.
Savannah's story: "I wish I had known that talking to others about your problems makes you feel a lot better"
Savannah has lived with mental health problems from a young age. Here, she shares her powerful story.
Becca's story: "I have been on quite a journey"
Becca shares a powerful story about her experiences with mental health problems, including a lack of support from school.
Podcasts & Videos
Creating Connections Impact Report - Welsh16 February 2017
Between 2014 and 2016 we delivered a programme of self-management and peer support to single parents living in Cardiff and Newport.
How to promote youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services2 January 2015
Bringing together learning from the Right Here programme.