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Episode 19

In this episode, Jo chats to Yemi and Chris around taking care of your mental health as a parent. Listen to this episode to hear all about some of the common challenges parents face when it comes to their mental health, and ideas for where you can find support.

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Recommended resources from Yemi:

Family Lives

Family Action

Dad’s Unlimited – Supporting emotional safety of men and those they care for


Telephone: 01233 680150

Men’s Sheds UK – Improving emotional wellbeing, reducing loneliness and combatting social isolation of men

Home-Start – Support for families with young children, including details of local services

Kinship – support for those in carer roles

0300 123 7015

Information for kinship carers

Young Minds – support for parents of children with mental health difficulties

Gingerbread – support and helpline for Single parents

Carers Trust – Information and support for people caring for someone else

Childline – Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free helpline and 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors

0800 1111

Citizens Advice – Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including money, housing, experiences of discrimination and other problems

0800 144 8848 (England Adviceline)

0800 702 2020 (Wales Adviceline)

18001 0800 144 8884 (textphone)

Family Rights Group – Supports families whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system

0808 801 0366

Mumsnet – Online network aimed at parents and parents-to-be, including online forums and details of local groups

Samaritans – Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day)

116 123 (freephone)


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