Mental health resources for children, teens and parents
This year’s World Mental Health Day falls on 10th October and it’s theme is Mental Health in an Unequal World. Amongst the groups who statistically suffer more greatly with mental health issues are Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, refugees, asylum seekers, and as LGBT people. Add to this a global pandemic which has brought about new challenges, stresses and knock on effects and you’ll see many people affected by mental health problems. We may not know for a long time, the true impact of various lockdowns, changes to routines, general uncertainty and loss of education. Children have had to deal with huge change, lack of face-to-face socialisation and stimulation and some children are feeling lost, sad, low. It’s not always easy to spot so we’ve pulled together some mental health resources for children, teens and parents to access.
The list below is for anyone that’s concerned about their child’s wellbeing, or indeed, those seeking to be proactive and learn about good mental health and creating good habits for life. We hope that this small variety of resources, available in a number of formats, are a good starting point.