Mental Health Information For Parents

Your Never Too Young To Talk Mental Health
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has created an excellent tool to support parents in talking about mental health. In the below leaflet, they demonstrate how we can help children express their feelings, respond appropriately, and prevent small problems from snowballing into bigger ones.
Talking To My Child
Below is a simple, easy to read support leaflet giving top tips on talking and listening to your child.
Helping Babies and Young Children Under 5 Cope With The Coronavirus Crisis 
The coronavirus crisis affects everyone, including babies and young children. They might be affected by the anxiety of their parents, huge changes to their routine, or by a variety of losses, like not being able to see family members or no longer having contact with playmates.  Below is a leaflet, outlining 10 ways as a parent you can make a difference. 
Coping Calendar
Attached below if a coping calendar. This can be used with the whole family. Remember 'Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind'.
Routine:

Louise Goss advises: "The importance of a routine right now is stronger than ever. While a routine allows you to develop good, healthy habits, it also provides a sense of safety.

"At a time when the outside world can appear quite daunting, and there is so much uncertainty around, those morning rituals can keep us feeling secure and with a sense of normality."

It's harder to cross things off the 'to do' list when your daily routine is completely changed, it is easy to drift, achieve very little and struggle to find some structure," she says.

Why not use the attached routine timetable to create a routing in your home.

Sleep and bedtime routines for children 

All the worry and disruption from coronavirus means that many children are having particular trouble sleeping. This doesn’t just affect the children – it will quickly affect the adults in their lives too. There are things you can do to help your children sleep.

Please follow the below link to a website that shares some top tips for getting children to sleep. Or download the Happy Sleep Habits sheet.

Non-Screen Time
It is important for children to have time away from the screen. Why not attempt one of the 25 activities attached below :)