Parenting Smart (Place2Be)
The children's mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.
Advice can be found on over forty topics including:
The Parenting Smart website can found here: https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/
You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:
Welcome to your Wellbeing Boost this term, which is about exercising and taking care of your body. You are probably well aware that there are connections between the mind and the body. Exercise releases dopamine and endorphins which can lift us out of low mood and depression.
If you are currently ‘stuck at home’, spending hours on the computer, teaching and communicating online, or you have youngsters at home learning online, we can feel really frustrated, exhausted and maybe quite low.
Here are some simple ideas to consider, some of which you are possibly well aware of:
Ask the children these questions, talk with them and use their suggestions
Place2Be have their Mental Health Week resources availalbe on their website. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ Free ideas and resources for schools and parents, including ideas for movement with children. If you haven’t heard of them visit their website for general information https://www.place2be.org.uk/ They also have resources and ideas specifically around Coronavirus. https://www.place2be.org.uk/media/qgje55xe/healthy-inside-and-out-activities-for-schools.pdf
Take care of your mind and body!