"As my child approached their teens a black cloud descended upon us. Although there were a lot of other factors, I initially put it down to hormones and ‘normal teenage behaviour’, but it became obvious, after 2 years, that we were experiencing something more serious.
Seeking help from our GP led us to a series of closed doors. Too young for GP intervention, not severe enough for CAMHS and too long a wait for and limited services from Point 1, I looked to the private sector for help.
Finding Teenage Mental Health has been, quite literally, a lifesaver. Although we’ve still a long way to go, regular, convenient and flexible sessions for my child and a free support group for parents and carers (because we matter too) have seen our black clouds turn to grey, and sometimes, there’s even a little ray of light, something I didn’t think possible 6 months ago. I can’t thank Teenage Mental Health enough for the help and support that we’ve received to date."