Best Beginnings Starting Conversations About the Wellbeing of Parents and Children
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the launch of the perinatal film series ‘Out of the Blue’, created by Heads Together Charity Partner Best Beginnings. The Duchess spoke about maternal mental health to raise awareness & start conversations about the wellbeing of parents and children.
Watch HRH powerful speech in this video:
What is ‘Out of the Blue’?
Out of the Blue is an educational film series that discuss the changes that can be experienced during pregnancy, motherhood and fatherhood. Best Beginnings wants people to know that it’s normal to experience struggles throughout this time to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
If you think the Out of the Blue series may be helpful for you or someone you know, you can watch them here: www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/out-of-the-blue
Jessica shares her story on the difficulties she faced after giving birth to her second child, how she got through it and her thoughts on talking about your mental health.
Where can I find advice & support for Parents and Children?
Best Beginnings support parents, focusing on their period between conception and the child’s third birthday. They have a range of practical tools to support parents and parents-to-be. Find out more about them here.
Young Minds have a range of online mental health resources for young people & offer a helpline to parents worried about a young person’s mental health. Reach out to them here.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families provide specialist help for children, young people and families. You can find out more about the range of services that they offer on their website.
The Mix offer advice and support for under 25s. They have a lots of online resources covering a range of challenges that young people may face. They also offer a helpline, supportive webchat and discussion boards. Learn more about the support they offer here.
Interested in finding out more about mental health support in schools?
Place 2 Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools aiming to build children’s resilience. They offer resources for teachers to use and offer training & volunteer counselling opportunities. Learn more about it here.
Where can I find support?
If you're struggling at the moment or know someone that is, please reach out to our charity partners. We work with 8 different charity partners that provide crucial mental health advice & support.
Watch our conversation films
Heads Together wants to highlight the incredible support that people have given to support each other through mental health challenges. You can watch these stories here.
Photos from Best Beginnings of the blue launch