Children’s Mental Health Week
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’. Organisers, Place2Be, say that this is ‘not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself’.
The free resources can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning and can be found here: childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
This is a completely confidential and free online chat service providing parenting advice available to anyone. Please pass the link on to families: parents.actionforchildren.org.uk
Action for Children has an amazing resource -Build Sound Minds. minds.actionforchildren.org.uk
Relax Kids – Back to calm packs
If your child is struggling with anxiety of not going back to school or indeed going back to school, we have created a calm pack and a back to school pack to help them navigate this time. There are exercises and activities you can try as a family to help support their worries and anxiety. We also have a home journal to help them stay positive during lockdown.
You’re never too young to talk mental health: tips for parents and carers – Anna Freud Centre This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.
Childline – under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support