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USEFUL LINKS

USEFUL LINKS

General Resources for emotional & mental wellbeing (A-Z)   ADHD Foundation - https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/ Anna Freud - is a children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services; https://www.annafreud.org/ Anxiety Canada – Formerly Anxiety BC providing information and strategies around anxiety, including the Mindshift app; www.anxietycanada.com B-EAT – Website providing advice and support for eating disorders; www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Blurt – Website increasing awareness and understanding of depression; https://www.blurtitout.org/ BRAKE – The road safety charity; http://www.brake.org.uk/ British Association for Anger Management (BAAM) – Provides support for those struggling with anger; https://www.beatinganger.com/ Build Sound Minds – is a campaign for improving young people's emotional wellbeing. They offer advice on how to support children and...

by Elizabeth_Andrew 30 January 2022
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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

 Here you will find material on everything from the uncharacteristic behaviours of an adolescent suffering from anxiety, to understanding the bully and the signs to look out for if your chid is experiencing harassment, both mentally and physically, inside and outside of the school gates. Spotting and managing stress Many carers are unsure about when a child’s behaviour is something to worry about, or whether it is fairly typical behaviour for children of that age. It's sometimes hard to know whether to be concerned when a usually talkative 8 year old becomes withdrawn and pre-occupied, when an 11 year old...

by Elizabeth_Andrew 19 July 2021
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TOPIC OF THE WEEK

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Within this section a topical subject matter is covered each week, whether taken from the likes of the world’s media or through the requests of the reader by emailing: admin@hands2gether.co.uk. What would you like to discuss next week……? Our first topic covers: Children’s Mental Health Week Children’s Mental Health Week is organised by the Place2Be charity and is taking place from February 7th-13th 2022, with Tuesday 08 February celebrating National Safer Internet Use Day. This year’s theme is ‘Growing Together’, a great time to look back and appreciate how far we’ve come, and how we can help others on their journeys in the future. One in...

by Elizabeth_Andrew 12 July 2021
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MENTAL WELLBEING AND SELF-HELP GUIDES

MENTAL WELLBEING AND SELF-HELP GUIDES

  Suicide in Young and Adolescent Children The death of a child by suicide is a tragedy, having lasting and profound impacts on family, friends, and the larger community. Suicidal thoughts or actions, even in very young children, are a sign of extreme distress and should not be ignored. Suicide might not feel like a family-friendly dinner conversation topic, but perhaps it should be. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24, accounting for 14% of deaths in 10-19 year olds. Suicide does affect children and adolescents, and avoiding the topic...

by Elizabeth_Andrew 8 July 2021
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