The mental and physical health of parents and carers is just as important as a child’s.
When parents and carers look after themselves, they are more likely to feel good and are better able to care for their children.
Being healthy helps parents and carers relate to and make good decisions for their children. This promotes positive mental health and wellbeing in children and allows families to enjoy time together.

Learn more about the mental health of parents and carers below.

All about parents’ and carers’ mental health
Supporting parents and carers to look after themselves
Promoting self-care: Suggestions for families and staff
Supporting mental health and wellbeing: Resources for families and staff