A Problem Shared: Support For Parents With Anxiety


A Problem Shared Childcare Health | by | 11th Aug 2017

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A mum is looking for childcare support as she deals with anxiety and depression. Do you have any advice to share in this week’s A Problem Shared?

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Hi FamilyPoint,

Is there any help with childcare for a parent with anxiety and depression just to have some sort of time out if they are struggling to cope?

Our FamilyPoint advice for parents with depression or anxiety

Thank you for your post regarding help with childcare for a parent with anxiety and depression. You may be able to access some support through your local Families First team. A recent press release from the Welsh Government outlines what kinds of services Families First can offer.

Please note, however, that local authorities might organise their services differently depending on need and priorities, so what is available in one area might not be in another. If you would like to come back to us, we would be happy to help you to find out about and/or put you in touch with services in your area. However, if you prefer, you can find the details of your local Families First team in our dedicated section.

"Discuss how you’re feeling" infographic for A Problem Shared support for parents with anxiety and depression

You might also want to think about making an appointment with your GP to discuss how you’re feeling, as they too might have information about help available locally. Being a parent can be challenging at the best of times, and most parents experience stress at some point whilst bringing up children.

Finally, there’s an excellent helpline and website for parents who need advice or are struggling, called Family Lives. We hope that our response is useful for you and wish you all the best. If you would like further support with the above, please don’t hesitate to get back to us.

FamilyPoint Helpline

If you would like further information on national or local support services, then you can contact us at FamilyPoint Cymru via phone 0300 222 57 57, text 07860 052 905, or IM/Chat. We are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.


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