A new campaign has launched to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. Anxiety and stress are very normal reactions to extraordinary times and so a new campaign has launched to support families during the current uncertainties we are all going through.
Research reveals that the coronavirus outbreak has caused an increase in anxiety in young people, and more than a third of children report being more worried, sad and stressed than before lockdown.
Over half of parents also say that their children’s mental health and wellbeing has been one of their biggest worries during Covid-19. Public Health England’s new campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
The advice available on the Better Health - Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them. In addition to the advice for parents and carers the site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.
To engage parents and carers a powerful short film has been created featuring a range of celebrity parents including Davina McCall, Marvin Humes, Sean Fletcher, Katie Piper and Edith Bowman, reading extracts from best-selling author Charlie Mackesy’s well-known book, ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’.
For more information visit the Every Mind Matters website.