At West End Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and understand the importance of good mental health and wellbeing. We recognise that children will often face ups and downs throughout their primary years and that parenting is not always easy.
If you are looking for advice on supporting your child with their mental health and wellbeing, the following links may be useful.
Parenting Smart Parenting Smart is a hub of short, useful articles written by Place2Be's parenting experts. Each article, aimed at parents of children aged 5 to 11, shares practical advice on a number of different topics. These topics include: · Difficulties at mealtimes · Sibling rivalry · Peer pressure · Safe social media use · Co-parenting following a separation or divorce · Arguments and conflicts
A Guide to Depression This guide helps parents to recognise the warning signs of depression and talk to children about their feelings. It provides advice on seeking help from the GP, what the GP may recommend and what to do if the child refuses help.
NSPCC – Children’s mental health: Guides for parents Advice for parents to help them support their child / children / a child / children known to them who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.
Young Minds – fighting for young people’s mental health
This site has lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. They also have a Parents Helpline which can provide advice and support if you're worried about a child or young person.