Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.
We are here for you too, our parents and guardians.
Happy, healthy parents mean happy, healthy children:
- Share worries and seek out support from friends and family, talk to us!
- Live a healthy lifestyle by eating well, exercising, having fun and getting enough sleep
- Stay well informed by finding out more about topics that concern them
- Never stop talking and listening to their child through good times and bad.
We understand that for many families suddenly managing childcare, home learning and working from home is particularly difficult and many people, especially children, will be struggling to cope with the anxiety and fear caused by the situation.
That’s why we complied a list of resources to help support children, families and school workers through this uncertain time.
South Yorkshire Futures, have worked with Trauma Informed Schools UK and Nifty Fox Creative to develop a series of resources offering informed, practical advice on educational activities, reducing anxiety through play and having reassuring conversations with children. These can be found at:
Importance of sleep