Useful resources for parents

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The CAMHS service helps children and young people in Dorset who are experiencing significant mental health issues, as well as their families, but there are lots of other local services and resources that can provide support if you're worried about your child, or looking for a little advice.

Our section on What's in Dorset for Me? contains a guide to local and national organisations that can provide support, advice and counselling to young people. You can also find links to more advice and support on specific issues and under our section on Feelings & Emotions.

In addition, the organisations below can provide support to parents and carers - use the dropdown menus to find contact details and website links.

It's important to remember your own wellbeing as a parent too, and to seek help should you need it. If you have concerns about your own mental health, make an appointment to chat to your GP, or you can self-refer to Steps 2 Wellbeing if you are struggling with anxiety or depression.