Your guide to

Wellbeing for parents

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Life can be difficult. Parent life… that’s on another level. Balancing family, friends, work, money and your own wellbeing can be hard. So first of all, you are doing a great job!

As a parent, you probably put your needs behind everyone else’s. We want to bring them back to the front of your mind. And the good news is, there are lots of simple things you can do to take some of the stress out of your life to help support your mental health and wellbeing.

Ways to look after your wellbeing and long-term mental health

Stress can rub off on the people around you. But so does happiness. If your kids see you smile, it makes them smile too. So here are some tips for finding your smile when it goes missing, and holding onto it:

Ways to make a bit more time for yourself every day

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? But finding time for yourself is important, and it isn’t as hard as it can seem. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of planning, and for you to realise that your happiness matters just as much as the rest of your family’s.

Here are some tips to help you find some ‘me time’:

Ways to reduce your worries about money and paying the bills

As parents, even if we’re doing everything else right, money worries can sometimes get on top of us. To help you reduce the financial stress in your life, follow the links below to find some great advice and support for understanding, managing, and saving your money.

Want to chat to someone about how you’re feeling?

Being a parent is a tough gig, we know. But you’re not in it alone. There are lots of groups available to offer advice, support, or even just a friendly ear to listen. They’re there to help, so don’t worry about using any help that is available.

The Clear Your Head website has lots of links to organisations that can help, or you can search our Family Support Directory below.