Health & Wellbeing

Looking After Children’s Mental Health

There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Some children and young people have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled – with the coronavirus outbreak keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation.

With nationwide and local restrictions being regularly reviewed, they may also have to deal with self-isolating because of an outbreak in school or another period of school closure, or have worries about getting or passing on the virus. It's still uncertain what further changes we all may face.

Feelings like these will gradually ease for most, but there are always steps you can take to support them emotionally and help them cope with problems they face.

Healthy Eating

Change 4 Life – Healthy Snacks

Change 4 Life – Healthy Lunchbox

Change 4 Life – Be Sugar Smart

Change 4 Life – Healthy Eating Tips

 Parenting Smart

Mentally Healthy Resources
Mental Health Leaflet
Reducing Separation Anxiety
Talking to my Child
Health and Wellbeing Guide
Supporting Children Struggling During Lockdown