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.
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
Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety - Anna Chalmers Occupational Therapist https://youtu.be/a56jKvaoUJE Adapting your environment to reduce anxiety Decluttering your environment Calm clear mind requires a calm clear environment Reduce clutter, creating effective storage Getting rid of multiples Carrying out a 'nightly sweep' Organisation Find a set place for everything Reduce the need for panic searching Keep … Continue reading Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety – VLOG
GCSE and A-Level Cancellation Advice https://youtu.be/CLrTDzdP3Nk For those of you who were expecting to sit exams this summer, you may be feeling frustrated and worried about what happens next, particularly if you didn’t do as well as hoped in your mocks or you are unhappy with your teacher’s assessments or predicted grades. Some … Continue reading GCSE and A-Level Cancellations – 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
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
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
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