1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. At St Bart's, we want to help you and your child have good mental health and wellbeing.
We all have mental health, just like we have physical health. Like physical health, sometimes we can feel great and sometimes we don’t. This page has information on how to look after your child’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. There is also information about who you can contact if you have any concerns or worries about your child’s mental health.
Here are some practical tips to help boost your child’s wellbeing:
Five ways proven to improve wellbeing.
|Stay well inside and out!|
Guidance on healthier lifestyles.
|Get a good night’s sleep|
Some tips to help your child sleep well.
CBBC’s Mood Booster series for families.
If you are worried about your child’s mental health, here are some things that might help:
For any concerns about your child’s physical or mental health, talk to your GP. They will be able to reassure you and provide advice on how to support your child.
Below is information from the charity Young Minds and the NHS on children’s mental health.
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Parent and carer support:
We know nothing is more important to you than your child’s health and wellbeing and we understand how worrying it can be if your child is unwell. Come and talk to us as we want to support you and find the best way of helping your child in school. Pop into the office to make an appointment or e-mail: email@example.com
Outside of school there are a number of charities with information and helplines for parents, here are just a few:
Updated April 2023