Rollercoaster Support Group

We are a support group for parents/carers who are supporting a child or young person with any kind of emotional or mental health problem including:

  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • depression
  • self harm
  • eating disorders
  • sleep problems
  • suicidal thoughts
  • obsessions and compulsions

You are not alone! Supporting a child or young person with emotional or mental health issues can be challenging, isolating and sometimes feel like you're riding a real emotional rollercoaster!

Rollercoaster is offering virtual support over zoom, facebook live and 1:1 peer support.

Come along to our group, meet other parents/carers in similar situations and get support. There will be guest speakers, discussion topics, practical tips for coping and tea/coffee and biscuits.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.00am - 12 noon at:

Durham County Cricket Ground

and on the third Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at

South Durham CAMHS
Acley Centre
Newton Aycliffe

Get involved

Sign up to our E-Network
Just  send an email to and we will get you signed up.

Parent Peer Support training
Would you be interested in receiving training to become a parent peer supporter? Peer supporters will offer support to other parents experiencing similar issues. Sometimes the best people to offer support are those that have already been through similar experiences. Knowing you are not alone by talking to someone who is 'walking in similar shoes' can bring strength you can't get from anywhere else. Full training and support will be offered.

Make a difference as a Parent/Carer Advisory Group Representative
The Parent/Carer Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Advisory Group's aims to ensure the voice of parents who are supporting a child with emotional and mental health problems is heard. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Representative on the Advisory Committee all you need is:

  • Experience of supporting a child with emotional or mental health problems.
  • A passion and desire to improve mental health services for children and young people.
  • A willingness to openly share experiences, ideas and information to help improve services.
  • To be available to attend and contribute to four Advisory Board meetings per year.
  • Access to email or willingness to access support to do this.

When is it on?

Time of day

Who to contact

Contact name
Wendy Minhinnett
Contact position
Parent Lead
07377 213 952
Rollercoaster Support Group

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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