Supporting Your Child's Mental Health and Wellbeing

We have collected some information together that hopefully you will find useful to help you support both your own and your child's mental wellbeing.

If you scroll to the bottom of these images there are further websites full of useful activities, information and support that you can access.

British Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-with-loneliness/tackling-loneliness-in-young-people

ELSA

Free resources to support mindfulness whilst home schooling.

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/

Forestry England

Forest themed, wellbeing focused activities which can be used as part of your lockdown learning.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/learning?utm_campaign=childrens_mental_health_week_310121&utm_medium=email&utm_source=learning#article-search-listing-110606

headspace

Meditation for children free trial.

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

Mental Health Foundation

Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. Prevention is at the heart of the charity. Advice and support is available on their page.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people

NHS

There are times when we all feel the strain, access free advice to support mental health in children, young people and parents/carers.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/

NSPCC

Free resources and advice for families and adults who work with children. 

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/april/supporting-children-young-people-mental-health

Partnership for Children

Free resources to support children’s wellbeing including feelings, staying connected, dealing with change, getting along, dealing with worries and relaxing.

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

Place2Be

Support your child's mental health including recognising the signs, strategies for at home and support them in getting the help that they need. 

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/supporting-your-child-s-mental-health/

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/

Supporting Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Young Minds

Tips, advice and where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

Activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

A fun way to exercise and support mindfulness.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Courses

Learn about the influences of mental health and the strategies/interventions that can support mental health in children aged 0-5. 

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/supporting-childrens-mental-health-and-wellbeing/content-section-overview?active-tab=content-tab