Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston, Labour)
Sarah Teather (Minister of State (Children and Families), Education; Brent Central, Liberal Democrat)
In July 2011, the Department contracted with 11 organisations to provide family support through online and telephone services. Two of these, Young Minds and Family Lives provide particular support for families with children (including teenage children) diagnosed with behavioural disorders. Between July and January 2012, Young Minds supported 483 families with children diagnosed with ADHD and 1,852 families with children with other diagnosed behavioural disorders. Over the same period, Family Lives supported 134 families with children diagnosed with ADHD and 450 families with children with other diagnosed behavioural disorders. Support includes providing information on services available, factsheets and professional, practical advice and guidance to help manage their behaviour.