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Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. 

(World Health Organization) 

 

About 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year. Most of us know a friend, colleague or family member who has struggled with their mental health. We can all feel anxious, stressed or low at times in our lives. When these feelings go on for a long time, get worse or affect our day-to-day lives, they may be considered a problem. 

 

It is important we look after our own mental health as well as that of our children. This page will have ideas, links and resources to support you with both of these. 

The NHS have a number of useful links to support mental health and wellbeing in adults and children.

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Focusing on the positive can be a useful way of moving forward and the Action for Happiness website offers ideas and support to promote happiness.

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We know that it is currently a difficult time for everyone and trying to support your child during this pandemic can be tricky. This guide from devised by parents for parents may give you some helpful tips.

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Dealing with change at any time can also be a challenge. Here are some tips and ideas to support you and your child through a variety of changes.

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Parenting in a Pandemic

Specific Praise

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Parenting in a Pandemic

Special Time and Child-led Play

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