Many parents are worried about their children's mental health struggles and they don’t know how to start a conversation with their child about their poor mental health. Additionally, some parents wouldn’t know what to do or where to turn for advice if their child was struggling.
It is really important to have open conversations about mental health at home with children early on and we want to encourage more parents to think about approaching this important topic more often.
Please find below resources to use with your child, including a powerpoint to highlight when you should be worried about your child's mental health, and support for you, the parents, to be able to help your child through it.
For each 5 challenges completed, children get an award that leads to certificates. It's a really child friendly website too!
Parentline 07520 631590
Parentline is our text messaging advice service for Norfolk parents/carers of 0 - 19 year olds. If you need advice about your child or young persons health or well being, simply send a text and one of our team will text you back with advice.
Relax Kids uses research-based mindful and relaxation techniques alongside values and positive psychology (positivity, strength-building, gratitude, resilience and compassion) to help support children's emotional health and wellbeing through resources, training and classes.
MAP provides counselling and mental health support for young people age 11-25 from our centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and in schools and community bases around Norfolk. All of their services are free, confidential and carried out by professionals trained in youth counselling and youth mental health.