Children's Mental Health Week
From 4-10 February 2019 is Children's Mental Health Week.
Place2Be who provide emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools are encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds.
Believe Perform, who bring together those who have a passion for psychology have said the following things can help support your child's mental health.
Love - Be there for your child and show care and love
Exercise - Encourage play, exercise and sport
Be Proud - Tell your child that you are proud of them
Patience - Be patient. Don't pressure your child
Educate - Educate yourself about mental health problems
Coping - Help your child to learn some simple coping skills such as relaxation
Conversation - Encourage your child to engage in conversation
Behaviour - Keep an eye out for any changes in behaviour
Support - Regular support, encourage and praise your child
Help - Don't be afraid to seek help from professionals
Problem Solving - Help your child to effectively problem solve
Rest Time - Help your child to manage stress by building some rest time
Feeling - Get to know how your child is feeling
Listen - Make sure you take time to listen to what your child has to say
Symptoms - Be aware of signs and symptoms
Environment - Provide a positive environment for your child where they can thrive
You can find out more here