The British Red Cross have create a range of resources to help explore loneliness and anxiety through wellbeing activities that help young people be kind to themselves:
Although some children have returned to school already, for many, the new Autumn term will be their first time stepping into a classroom since lockdown began. Understandably, this may be a strange or worrying time for some children, parents and carers, and schools. We know that supporting children’s mental wellbeing during the return to school is a key priority. To help you, we’ve collected together lots of useful resources in this toolkit, all focused on making sure the return to classrooms in the Autumn is a mentally healthy one.
Mentally Healthy Schools have produced a range of resource for parents and carers, featuring activities and tips for how to prepare their child for re-starting school in the Autumn including daily mindfulness activities, a Summer self care activity pack and resources for dealing with worries.
thinkuknow.co.uk is a fantastic website that provides advice and guidance to help raise young people’s awareness of online safety.
There are lots of social media websites and apps that people use to chat, comment, share pictures and game with their friends.
Many parents and carers wonder when is the best age to let their child have a social media account. Some don’t want their children to have underage accounts. Others may have decided their child is not quite ready for social networking, even if their child is begging them. Once children reach secondary school, they’re likely to come under growing peer pressure to stay in touch with friends online.
If you are thinking about social media for your child, what should you consider and how can you help and support them? Follow the link for advice:
In this video we explore social media, the risks and what you can do as a parent of carer to help your child be safe:
At this time of uncertainty, disrupted routine and restricted freedom, it’s understandable to be feeling anxious. This toolkit includes resources for parents and carers and children to help manage anxiety and improve wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis. You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety:
Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.
- Foster innovation to meet the needs of vulnerable and excluded children and young people.
- Promote good mental health to more children and young people than ever before.
- Champion the voices of young people and parents to influence mental health policy and practice.
- Inspire excellence to achieve transformed, integrated services.
During the month of July Kooth are delivering live forums on a range of topics regarding mental health and the impact changes can have on our well being. Here is the information for each live forum:
Live forums can be found via the discussion board on the Kooth website and go online at 7:30 pm on the evening they are planned. Click link below:
Kooth is a digital mental health support service. It gives children and young people easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors.
The Kooth team are here to provide free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. The whole team are made up of friendly and experienced individuals who want to help you.