We know that effective communication between parent and child can promote better life satisfaction among young people. By having regular little chats, we invest in our children’s digital resilience and hopefully shape their thinking too! Here is a list of questions you can dip into from time to time to kickstart these important conversations.
As parents, we have the power to make a considerable difference to the way our children think and feel about their bodies. Listen to Dr Weston’s top tips to help your child cultivate a positive body image.
Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.
Creating a mentally healthy environment for children, staff and parents, should be a priority for all schools. Here are 50 simple tips which will help to make your school a happy place.
The wellbeing of all school staff is hugely important. Schools can be challenging places and teaching is a difficult job. Returning to school this year may feel more daunting than most. It’s crucial that everyone working in the school environment cultivates their own resilience, find ways to relax and feel proud of their achievements. Our worksheet will help you to reflect on your worries and plan your goals.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Ellen Townsend about young people and self-harm. They discuss the importance of listening to young people and recognising that self-harm is an expression of distress and should always be taken seriously. Professor Townsend also shares some thoughts about the effects of the global pandemic lockdown on the development and mental health of children and young people.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Michael Gradisar about sleep difficulties during adolescence. They discuss why so many teenagers have problems with their sleep, along with the most effective strategies to promote better sleep habits.
In this podcast, Dr Charlotte Markey discusses how parents can help their children, particularly girls, navigate puberty, social media and relationships, whilst maintaining a positive body image.
Read our tip sheet to discover practical things that you can do to help your teen navigate anxiety.
How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.