Communicating with your teenager

Asking your teenager simple questions such as ‘what would you like to see change?’ can help to keep an open path of communication to understand what they’re really asking for and find a solution that works for everyone.

Asking your teenager simple questions such as ‘what would you like to see change?’ can help to keep an open path of communication to understand what they’re really asking for and find a solution that works for everyone.

Claire (Parent + practitioner)

‘My voice matters’

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme for this year is ‘my voice matters’, focusing on encouraging and empowering children to freely express their feelings, thoughts and opinions, and to be listened to and acknowledged. In honour of this week, we’re amplifying the voice of the young person.

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme for this year is ‘my voice matters’, focusing on encouraging and empowering children to freely express their feelings, thoughts and opinions, and to be listened to and acknowledged. In honour of this week, we’re amplifying the voice of the young person.

Young person in the community

Connecting with your teenager

Showing interest in and learning about your teenager’s hobbies can help you both to build a stronger connection.

Showing interest in and learning about your teenager’s hobbies can help you both to build a stronger connection.

Annie (Practitioner)

Exam Stress

As parents we want the best for our child, here are some ways you can support and encourage your child during the exam season.

As parents we want the best for our child, here are some ways you can support and encourage your child during the exam season.

Emelia (Parent)

Encouraging Independence

Building independence is an important part of the journey to adulthood. Here are some ways you can encourage independence in your teenager.

Building independence is an important part of the journey to adulthood. Here are some ways you can encourage independence in your teenager.

Annie (practitioner)

This video was developed by young people accessing mental health services across the South London and Maudsley NHS trust, who thought together about how they would like to be supported by the adults in their lives.

Talking to young people about mental health

This video was developed by young people accessing mental health services across the South London and Maudsley NHS trust, who thought together about how they would like to be supported by the adults in their lives.

Ruby (practitioner)

Teenage identity development

You can help support your child to develop their own unique identity by using encouragement, validation and praise.

You can help support your child to develop their own unique identity by using encouragement, validation and praise.

Annie (practitioner)

The needs behind behaviour

Teenage behaviour can often shed light on an underlying need. Awareness of what might be underlying the behaviour can help your child to express their needs in a healthy way.

Teenage behaviour can often shed light on an underlying need. Awareness of what might be underlying the behaviour can help your child to express their needs in a healthy way.

Ruby (practitioner)

How does your teen prefer to communicate love?

As parents, it can help to notice how our children prefer to experience love. Understanding and respecting these differences can help to strengthen relationships.

As parents, it can help to notice how our children prefer to experience love. Understanding and respecting these differences can help to strengthen relationships.

Emelia (parent)