Lancashire Positive Minds was founded in December 2019 by a parent with lived experience of supporting both her children with Mental Health and Neurodiverse needs. It was during a crisis situation that it was clear there was a gap in services for supporting parents and carers who are often at the forefront of caring responsibilities. 

Whilst the children and young people are given access to services to support them, parents and carers often get unnoticed and left unsupported and unable to talk to friends and family for fear of judgement, criticism and burdening others with these difficulties.

We are based in Leyland and support families across Lancashire via face-to-face meetings and a virtual network. We are parent-led but professionally supported by Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). 

We support families with difficulties such as Suicidal thoughts/attempts, Self-Harm, Low Mood, Anxiety, Depression, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Autism Spectrum Condition, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and much more.

All our members within our closed, confidential virtual network are parents and carers with lived experience.