Useful resources to support your child at home

We wanted to share some really useful websites and videos that might help support your child at home.

Websites

Place2be – improving children’s mental health
Mental Health advice for young people
The experts parents guide to childhood anxiety
Kooth – free safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 10 – 18
Parent support for children’s emotional health
Shout – free safe text service support for young people

Videos

5 ways to wellbeing
4 ways to support a child with anxiety
Calming strategies – finger breathing 

Books

A selection of story books and audio books that aim to help children talk about their worries and emotions, and help support children to relax and sleep

Story Books

Morris – Written by Jill Seeney – Morris is a mole who has a secret. He has lots of worries which make him feel sick and not be able to sleep. One day he finds a friend who can help him so the worries don’t seem so frightening any more.

The Huge Bag of Worries – Writen by Virginia Ironside – this funny and reassuring book will appeal to all children who have occasional worries who feel they take over their thinking.

Stories for Feelings for Children – Written by Hilary Hawkes – A collection of stories that can help children explore different feelings, thoughts and emotions in themselves or others.

Workbooks

Worry too Much – Written by Dawn Huebner – A children’s guide to overcoming anxiety.

Be Brave, Hello Happy, No Worries & Stay Strong – Written by Dr. Sharie Coombes – A set of 4 mindful activity books for young people.

The Unworry Book – An Usborn book to help build confidence and self-esteem and teach stress building tools.

Books to help children relax and sleep

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep –  A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep – written by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin – Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, children meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child to relax and slip into slumber quickly.

Bedtime Meditations for Kids – This 52 minute CD comprising of 3 bedtime meditations is specifically designed to help kids sleep more soundly. There are also a number of suggestions to help children feel more confident and secure in their home and school life.

Puffin Sleepy Tales –  Ten stories to relax and calm busy young minds at bedtime (Sleep Series) – are specially designed to help children aged 7+ feel calm and positive at the end of a long day. They’re the perfect relaxation tool for the hour before bed.

Enchanted Meditations for Kids – This empowering CD is a very effective way to help your kids drift away into a peaceful sleep and to help build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Suitable for all children up to the age of 12.

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