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Helping children, young people and their families thrive

How are you feeling?

Mental health can affect anyone. Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year.  

Mental health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave and make normal family life difficult. We can all feel low, anxious or panicky from time-to-time.

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Check your mood using the simple questionnaire and get advice on what might help.

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You are not alone

Remember, if you are experiencing mental health problems we are here. Please come into one of our family centres, email contact@family-support.org.uk or phone 020 8753 6070.

Developing healthy brains

Loving, positive and nurturing relationships help children and young people develop the healthy brains they need for future life challenges.

And anything that gets in the way of these positive experiences can lead to toxic stress causing a child's healthy brain development to become impaired.

Find out more about the science behind brain development.

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Our family centres

As well as offering practical help and support, our family centres are here so that mums, dads, carers and children can make new friends and enjoy play and learning experiences together.

To promote healthy brain development, children need time and attention from someone who's happy to play with them.  These positive interactions are known as 'serve and return'.

In other words, when an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, connections are built in a child's brain that support the development and social skills.

Even if you aren't quite ready to talk about the problems you face, come and spend some quality family time together.