Supporting Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Staying at home for a prolonged period (for example during this Covid -19 outbreak) and changes of routine may cause difficulties for some children such as changes in behaviour or mood.
As a starting point, advice is available here:
Your Mental Health and Wellbeing
It is equally important that as parents and carers you pay attention to your own mental health and wellbeing. Children and young people react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with a situation calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children and young people. Parents and carers can be more supportive to others around them, especially children, when they are better prepared.
See guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic or visit Every Mind Matters for clear advice and actions to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.
If you have any concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of your child or for yourself, you can always approach your child's class teacher for a confidential response. Please telephone in the first instance and we can arrange contact following socially distant guidelines.