We are committed to supporting the well-being of all our children, families and staff during these uncertain times that we are all facing. We know that some of our children will be quite anxious at this time and we want to support them. We will be providing useful activities and external links with information that can be of support to you.
Supporting your child’s mental health during this period:
Here are four practical things you can do to support your child:
- Look out for any changes in behaviour: young people may respond to stress in different ways – have you noticed any changes in their emotional state or physical behaviours?
- Provide clear information about the situation: talk openly about what is happening and provide honest answers to any questions they have. Also explain what is being done to keep them and their loved ones safe.
- Acknowledge concerns: young people will be hearing things from friends and through social media. Talk to them about what is going on, listen to them and acknowledge their concerns.
- Create a new routine: routine provides reassurance and an increased feeling of safety, especially if they are not in school. Make a plan for the day or week that includes time for learning, physical activity and relaxing.
For more detailed guidance, visit gov.uk by clicking here.
E-ACT Mental Health Daily Doses
Week Starting 18th May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020