Children's mental health videos launch for parents and carers

28 July 2023


A series of online videos to help parents and carers support their children to manage a range of mental health conditions are now available.

The live workshops were recorded in May, focusing on anxiety, autism, eating disorders and sleep, with more workshops to be added over the coming months.

More than 2,300 people tuned into watch these sessions live, so it shows the level of interest in these subjects.

The videos are a vital resource for parents and carers, particularly during the school summer holidays when they can access the extra support they may need.

Kate Stammers, Clinical Lead for Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), said: "These workshops are a vital tool in helping parents and carers understand their children's mental health and what they can do to support them.

We recognise the impact of the pandemic on children and young people's mental health and these workshops will help give some clarity to families who may be unsure as to how to handle certain situations."

Each workshop is accessible with subtitles and gives an overview of a specific difficulty and also some hints and tips on how young people can be supported. 

There are also links to some resources that parents may find helpful, either while their young person is waiting to see CAMHS, or as an alternative to CAMHS.

The workshops are available to watch here