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Parents to 'educate themselves' on children's mental health

Parent2Parent director says communication is key

Communication and education are key for parents concerned about their child's mental health.

That's from director of Manx charity Parent2Parent Lorna Fairclough.

The group helps mums and dads dealing with children and teenagers who are struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

She says the first thing a parent can do if they're worried about their children's state of mind, is read up and talk:

Lorna's comments form part of 'Island Mentality', on Manx Radio tonight from 5.30pm.

It's a programme focussing on child and adolescent mental health issues and services on the Isle of Man.

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