Young parents

     
 
It can be a scary time, and you have the right to get support so that you can take care of yourself and the baby.
 
     
If you are about to become a parent you might have a lot of questions about what will happen next. It’s okay to be scared and confused about what’s going to happen next.  It can be a scary time, and you have the right to get support so that you can take care of yourself and the baby.
 
Some young parents go through pregnancy and parenthood alone, some with their partner and some with the help of family. No matter the situation you have the right to talk to a trusted adult about all of the concerns and questions that you might have during this time.
 
     
 
A baby can be demanding of your time and can drain you emotionally.
 
     
Being a parent is tough for everybody and it can put a lot of pressure on the relationships in your life. A baby can be demanding of your time and can drain you emotionally. You have the right to have support around this time in your lives to allow you to be the parent or parents that you wish to be. The following are organisations that you might find useful in your search for support.
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.