Information for Parents

Parenting can be a rewarding process, however the parenting role can also involve times of stress and worry, especially in the teenage years.

Adolescence is a time of significant life transitions, physical changes, emotional and intellectual demands as well as the added pressures of being a modern-day teenager. To ensure that you can support your child, it is vital to ensure that you look after your own mental and physical wellbeing. Scroll down to find out more.

Mental Health In Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of significant life transitions, physical changes, emotional and intellectual demands as well as the added pressures of being a modern-day teenager.

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How You Can Be Affected

Supporting a family member with depression can be stressful. As a parent, seeing your child experience a time of crisis or difficulty can be extremely challenging.

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Helping Yourself, To Support Your Child

To ensure that you can carry on supporting your child during a time of difficulty, it is vital to ensure that you, yourself, look after your own mental and physical wellbeing.

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Relatives & Friends Programme

Consider participating in this psycho-educational programme designed specifically for those supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder.

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Support

1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday from 10am - 10pm.

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supportmail@aware.ie

Email at any time. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

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Support & Self-Care Groups

Aware Support & Self Care Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression or bipolar disorder and its impact.

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