Preparing for September and adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Schools – VLOG

September and the reopening of schools will be welcomed by many parents and children – the long awaited reunion with friends and a return to routine. However, we all know that this will not be a return to school life as we once knew it and for many families and individuals, this time will present a number of challenges and strong feelings.

Stress & Anxiety In Teens and Young People – VLOG

Stress & Anxiety In Teens and Young People - Mental Health Support from Natalie Hunt Mental Health Training https://youtu.be/TdOe42LxzxE   Stress and worry are entirely normal and part of life. We have an inbuilt alarm system, known as the flight/fight/freeze response, which has kept us safe from threat and danger for millennia. A small amount … Continue reading Stress & Anxiety In Teens and Young People – VLOG

Anxiety In Children – How You Can Help Manage It – VLOG

Anxiety in Children - How you can help manage it. Natalie Hunt Mental Health Trainer tells us more in this vlog https://youtu.be/wPHBMLLwURg   More and more children are struggling with anxiety than ever before and this presents a huge challenge for parents and carers – our gut reaction is often to ‘fix it’ and remove … Continue reading Anxiety In Children – How You Can Help Manage It – VLOG

Creating Restful Sleep Patterns – VLOG

How to adapt your environment to improve your sleep!  Declutter your bedroom Reduce the amount of stuff that you have visible in your bedroom. In order to sleep well we need to have a clear mind and to limit the distractions around us. Invest in under bed storage or lidded storage baskets and keep your … Continue reading Creating Restful Sleep Patterns – VLOG

Coping with Tantrums and Meltdowns – VLOG

Meltdowns and Tantrums If, like me, you have experienced some challenging behaviour and meltdowns at home, here are a few things to help you cope: Accept what you CANNOT control: Children can respond to change in different ways and they are still learning to understand and manage their emotions. They are currently experiencing a HUGE … Continue reading Coping with Tantrums and Meltdowns – VLOG

Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour – VLOG

https://youtu.be/enZafJSpzZo   Managing Self Defeating Behaviour Self defeating behaviour, also known as Negative Automatic Thoughts (NAT’s) or Unhelpful Thoughts are very common, particularly in teenagers as their emotional brains are not fully developed. It is likely that these thoughts and behaviours will be heightened at this time. Categories of NAT’s include: catastrophising, mind reading, unrealistic … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour – VLOG

First Access Points for Mental Health Services During Covid-19 and Beyond

Hello to all our followers (and beyond!) we would just like to post about something that has been bought to our attention recently, we are aware that many "mental health support" pages and groups have sprung up online recently offering free support and, in some cases, counselling. Whilst this is very noble and anyone helping … Continue reading First Access Points for Mental Health Services During Covid-19 and Beyond

Managing Home Schooling and Staying Calm – VLOG

Tips for Managing Home Schooling and Staying Calm For parents and carers, this is an enormously stressful and challenging time now that the schools are closed. Aim to prioritise moments in the day to recharge and destress – you cannot pour from an empty cup! HOMESCHOOLING: Don’t expect your child to work in the same … Continue reading Managing Home Schooling and Staying Calm – VLOG

Talking to Your Child About Covid-19 – VLOG

How To Talk To Your Child About Covid-19 And The Lockdown There is a lot of advice online about ways to discuss Covid-19 with your children, so I have summarised the main points. YOUR EMOTIONS: Before talking with your child, make sure that YOU have addressed your own emotions and worries first and are looking … Continue reading Talking to Your Child About Covid-19 – VLOG

Coping With Social Isolation – Vlog

Social Isolation: Managing Your Feelings -  APCAM and Natalie Hunt Mental Health First Aider Coronavirus has created a very challenging set of circumstances for many of us. There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety around the virus and how our lives will be impacted over the coming months. It is OK and completely normal … Continue reading Coping With Social Isolation – Vlog