Parents and Carers will find a range of links and resources related to parenting on this page. You will also find further resources on our Mental Health and Wellbeing page
Parents and Carers - Children's Mental Health Week 2021
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is "Express Yourself". Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
Self-Care for Parents/Carers:
Finding time for yourself is a real challenge during this national lockdown. Juggling family & relationships with your home and work life doesn't really leave room for anything else. This can be especially true if you are supporting a child or young person with their mental health. Make time for yourself, ensure that you look after your well-being as well as that of your children. There's some tips on self care for parents and carers on the Anna Freud website. Be kind to yourself. https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/self-care-for-parents-and-carers/
Mental health: Please find below links and resources to assist families in supporting young people with their mental health.
Signs that a child is suffering from mental health issues
Supporting a child who has mental health problems and/or suicidal thoughts
Depression, anxiety and mental health
If you're worried a child may be struggling with their mental health, or is experiencing depression, or anxiety around coronavirus (COVID-19), we've got advice to help you support them.
What parents can do about self-harm
Helping children deal with divorce and separation
Divorce and separation can be hard, but it's important that your child gets the right support. Know your rights and get advice on helping your child.
You will also find further resources on our Mental Health and Wellbeing page
Online Safety: Our online safety page has lots of information on it that will be useful, but some key information can be found here...
The Department for Education has identified these resources as being of particular value in supporting parents and carers in ensuring that their children are safe online:
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Also Online safety information for parents
Domestic abuse: Advice can be found here https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-abuse-and-neglect/domestic-abuse/
Positive Parenting: Please find information in the documents below