Resources to support children's mental health & emotionalwellbeing

Here are some websites which help with supporting parents and children with mental health and wellbeing. 

Young Minds



"We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health."


Is your child feeling anxious about Covid 19?    Here is a leaflet from Young Minds 360 which  has lots of useful advice and strategies.

How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus


Time to Change


"It's hard enough to experience mental health problems, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surrounds them. That's why we want to end mental health discrimination."


The Positive Approaches to Support Website

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, the Tizard Centre, family carers and various other professionals and organisations have also been working on something which is a bit different –
the Positive Approaches to Support website (

The website hosts materials to support families in supporting their child at home. The ideas are particularly aimed at families who have a young person who has behaviours that challenge, but would be suitable for a wide range of families. The resources are set out in sections: looking after yourself (resources for carers), firm foundations (things about how to give your child a good day, increase communication and predictability and encourage skill development), responding to challenges (how to respond when things become difficult), and transitioning back (going back to e.g. school after COVID). It is more than a collection of resources as it offers guidance on how to use those resources and where to start, including video clips with family carers talking about their experiences.


Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families


"There are some fantastic resources on the Anna Freud website for supporting parents and children with mental health".
Debby Gleed-Young - Family Liaison Officer, Meadow High School


There is much that each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives

We don't know whether the coronavirus situation will impact on children and young people's mental health, but we think that it may.

We want to do all we can to prevent this from happening, or to minimise it. That's why we are giving this clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting children and young people - including to young people themselves.

There is much that each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives, including children and young people who may already be vulnerable or suffering from mental health difficulties.

See also their self-care resource



Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.



Mental  health charity