Evidence shows that where support is provided to help manage behaviour at home, alongside work being carried out with the child at school, there is a much greater likelihood of success in reducing the child's problems and in supporting their academic and emotional development.
Being a parent or carer can be challenging in everyday situations. Taking care of your mental health is important. It's okay to reach out for support from friends, families and organisations that can provide help and to find support where and when you require it.
Changes to our own mental health as adults can sometimes affect children and their well-being. They may pick up on your anxiety or low mood. This doesn't mean you should hide or minimise your feelings. You can try to explain how you are feeling in child friendly ways.
Our staff have undertaken various courses to support mental health and well being including safeTALK, anxiety, sleep, wellbeing and bereavement and loss, please get in touch with a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team should you wish to find out more.
Wellbeing Action Plan for Parents
Children with Anxiety Leaflet for Parents & Carers
Mental Health Leaflet for Parents and Carers
Mental Health Powerpoint for Parents and Carers
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