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Mental Health and Wellbeing Guidance and Support for Parents

Healthy eating is particularly important for children and adolescents. This is because their nutrition and lifestyle influence their wellbeing, growth and development. The nutritional requirements of children and adolescents are high in relation to their size because of the demands for growth, in addition to requirements for body maintenance and physical activity.

 

Please take a look below at some good websites to support parents in making healthy food choices for their families.

From 1st - 7th February 2021, it is Mental Health Week. The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to focus on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF.

 

What's it all about? When children are able to find creative ways to share their feelings, thoughts or ideas it can help them feel good about themselves and who they are. Children can do this through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that they enjoy. It’s really important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself. Given that the past year will have left many of us feeling out of control and helpless, supporting children and young people to express themselves is arguably more important than ever.

 

Please read the information below which details what parents can do to support children to express themselves, to contribute to the promotion of positive mental health.

Please see below, some additional resources to support parents in the promotion of positive mental health with their family.

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