Helping Yourself, To Support Your Child

Helping Yourself, To Support Your Child

Looking after yourself is vital!

To ensure that you can carry on supporting your child during a time of difficulty, it is vital to ensure that you look after your own mental and physical wellbeing. This will help ensure you have enough mental and physical energy, and stamina, to manage the challenges that you and your family may encounter.

Key actions in self-care:
Mind your assets:

Ensure that your assets (the things that, when kept in line, help you to manage daily stresses) are protected so as to not add further pressure to you:

Use your supports

Recommendations for parents caring for a child with depression. Looking after yourself in times of stress:

Aware offers support services for adults aged 18 and over, including adults who may be supporting a child with a mood related condition and are looking for understanding, information or signposting. Aware also provides a range of education services to include positive mental health programmes which are delivered to adults and senior cycle students at secondary schools nationwide. 

For further information about the mental health of a young person go to

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1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday from 10am - 10pm.

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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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