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.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
Our innovative school-based project sees older pupils deliver mental health lessons to younger pupils, with the aim of creating more understanding and eradicating stigma.
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.
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.
Naomi and Zach's story
Naomi tells the inspirational story of herself and her young son Zach and how the Mental Health Foundation's Young Mums Together project helped her turn her life around.
How self-management changed my life
Marie Williams talks about how our Creating Connections self-management courses in Wales changed her life.
'I didn't feel like I was being a mother.'
Vickie was lucky in that she received the maternal mental health care she needed. Other mums aren't so lucky.
Podcasts & Videos
Make it Count: Guide for pupils10 October 2018
This guide is for children and young people, It has some advice on how to keep yourself mentally healthy and what to do if you're struggling. Staying mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy.
Make it Count: Guide for teachers10 October 2018
A guide for teachers to help children better understand, protect and sustain their mental health. The guide includes advice for ensuring classrooms and the whole school is mentally healthy.