Do you think your child might be depressed? Or has your child been diagnosed with depression? Do you need to know what to do next and how to find the best support? YoungMinds is here to help.
We've put together information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of depression, especially for parents and carers, with lots of links to organisations who can assist. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, you can contact the YoungMinds Parents' Helpline for free. You can call, email or chat to us online – whatever suits you best.
It used to be thought that children and young people couldn't get depressed, but in fact they can, they may just show it differently.
Depression is not always the easiest problem to spot or get a child or teenager to admit to.