DCG Parent and Carer Support Group

We have created a Parent and Carer Support Group on Facebook, as a place for you to:

  • Access resources and content related to well-being, careers, study skills, working from home etc.
  • Ask questions and offer suggestions related to College.
  • Network and support other parents and carers.
  • Showcase some of the great work that’s happening within College.

The page is managed by the Student Progression Coaches from each campus who can answer your queries. Join the group Parent and Carer Support Group

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Mental Health Resources

As parents and carers, there are ways you can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

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The Anna Freud Centre is a world leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families which has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years.

Take a look at their Parents and carers pages which hosts details of the support they offer and lots of resources to help you: Parents and carers (annafreud.org)

Some highlights on the Anna Freud website include; Youth Wellbeing Directory – provides a list of free local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25, along with important information you may find helpful: Youth Wellbeing Directory (annafreud.org)

Facing Shadows – young people talk about their experiences of depression as a teenager: In April 2015, seven young people who had been to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for help with their depression came together, with the aim of making a short, animated film about what it is like to suffer from depression as a teenager. Watch the video.

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.

The service can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are available to talk at any time of day or night. If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258. Read more about the AFC Crisis Messenger service.

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Young minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Check out their Parents help pages for more information.

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