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World Mental Health Day 10.10.21

'Seven Days of Kindness' calendar

Useful links

Every Mind Matters has a great children's section on their website: 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=Brand&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIisuW0sOp7AIVGODtCh0y2wOrEAAYASAAEgKZZfD_BwE 

 

The MIND website for Herts is a great tool for parents:

https://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/ It has a helpline number, information pages and online courses (for a cost).

 

Nessie in Education has a great page with resources for parents linked to different aspects of Mental Health:

 https://nessieined.com/1227-2/

 

The Mental Health Foundation has some publications you can download as well as a specific tab on coping during the Coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications 

 

Reading Well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. Books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families:

https://reading-well.org.uk/children

COVID-19 Useful links 

 

BPS guidance - https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

 

BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/

 

Anna Freud links -  There is a video for parents and one for children and young people.

 

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

 

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

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What is mental health?

We all have mental health. Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important.

 

We all have small feelings every day: These sometimes feel strong and overwhelming, whether happy or sad, but they go away before too long.

 

Sometimes we experience big feelings: These feel strong and overwhelming for a long time. They stop us doing what we want to in our lives.

Children's Mental Health

Parent leaflet tips for talking about mental health

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