Looking after a child's mental health

Tips and advice to support children and young people with their mental wellbeing.

The past few months have been hard on everyone, including our kids. But there are lots of things we can do to support them at this time. Better Health - Every Mind Matters will help you find what's right for your children - whether it's listening to them talk about the challenges they're facing or helping them develop skills to cope with their emotions.

The NHS-approved advice includes:

Be there to listen: Ask the children and young people you look after how they are doing regularly so they get used to speaking about their feelings.

Stay involved in their life: Show interest in their life and the things that are important to them.

Support positive routines: Be a positive role model and support positive behaviours including regular bed routines, healthy eating and getting active.

Encourage their interests: Being active, creative, learning things and being a part of a team are all good for mental health. Support children and young people to explore their interests.

Take what they say seriously: help the children and young people you look after feel valued in what they say and help them work through difficult emotions.

Local Support & Resources

3 Tips for Children's Mental Wellbeing

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