Topics to choose from;
- Talking to children worried about coronavirus
- Working from home
- Keeping children safe from abuse
- Staying home alone
- Lockdown and separated parents
- Supporting SEND children
- How to cope with tantrums
- Online safety
- Types of abuse
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19), there are things you can do to help. And if they're struggling with their mental health, we have advice to help you support them and keep them safe.
There's a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment. And there won't always be answers to the questions your children are asking. But we can help you have these conversations in a safe and open way.
- Talk about feelings and worries
- Keep in touch with family and friends and balance screen-time
- Try to create structure and routine
- Help give children a sense of control
Signs of depression or anxiety in children
Knowing how to talk to your child about their mental health, or recognising the signs that they might be struggling, can be really hard. Signs of depression or anxiety in children can sometimes look like normal behaviour, particularly in teenagers who can keep their feelings to themselves.
It’s also natural for children or young people to feel stressed or anxious about things like exams or moving to a new school. But while these experiences can be very difficult, they’re different from longer term depression or anxiety, which affect how a child or young person feels every day.
It can help to think about what’s normal for your child and if you’ve noticed signs that they’ve been behaving differently recently.
- Signs of depression
- Signs of anxiety