Support offered to children dealing with mental health issues doesn't go far enough, an MP says.
The government's promised to spend £500,000 on a dedicated helpline for youngsters whose parents drink excessively.
But Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and whose father was an alcoholic, says more must be done to understand the true impact.
You're worried about getting your mum and dad into trouble, you might be worried about being taken away so what happens is you suffer alone and you suffer in silence and, for many children, that is when the damage to mental health starts."
You can see more on this story on Inside Out West Midlands on BBC One this evening from 19:30.