Being a parent or carer can be a difficult job. If your child is struggling it can feel overwhelming and worrying. 

You are not alone, this is common. We are happy to speak to parents via email or phone to guide and reassure you. Although we do not work directly with parents and carers, there is support out there for you. If you get in touch we can guide you to the right places. We have also included some links below which might help.

My child has visited The Corner, can you tell me why?

Parents are sometimes concerned that their child coming to The Corner is kept “secret”. This is not the case, we have a confidentiality policy to protect their privacy in line with Scots Law. However if we have concerns about your child we will pass these on to the appropriate professionals. We always encourage young people to speak to their parents or carers about their visit if possible. If you phone The Corner about your child’s visit we will not be able to speak to you in detail. However we can discuss our work without breaking confidentiality.

Vocational Training for Carers aged 16-25

Are you a carer? Aged 16 – 25? (if you’re older than 25 and wanting to get back into employment or education, Dundee Carers Centre may still be able to help, just get in touch with them to talk through what you’re looking for.)

About to leave school or college with nothing lined up for after?

Didn’t get the grades you were hoping for or finding it hard to find work?

Dundee Carers Centre has funding to offer vocational training sessions to help young carers gain skills, boost CVs and get into work or education.

They already have partnerships with Faith Elder Beauty Academy, Alexander’s Community Development, First Aid Perthshire and more. But if those options don’t fit your goals, or you’re not sure what you want to do, they can help you find something that fits. Courses will be run in a covid secure way as local or national guidance allows.

Contact Ellie or Vickie from Dundee Carers Centre to find out more: 07713993431 07770 891 425

Useful websites:

Information for Parents on Mental Health: Mind – for Better Mental Health

Information for Parents on Sexual Health: Sexual Health Tayside

Support for Single Parent Families: Gingerbread

Parentline: Children First

Advice on Raising Children: Parenting Across Scotland

Advice on Caring Responsibilities: NHS Inform