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March 2020 Newsletter

Have a read of our latest newsletter in which we discuss Eating Disorders and how to help your child should you have concerns for them, there is also World Sleep Day on 13th March and plenty more useful advice. Have a read now.

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Tips For Entertaining Your Teens During Half Term

With half term just around the corner, we thought we’d share a few ideas and tips on how to entertain your teen during the holiday. With many of us still working from home, it can be hard to keep them off their screens and out doing some activities. We hope this helps!

Top Tips For Protecting Mental Health

Saturday is World Mental Health Day and we thought we’d share some tips on how to protect your mental health and wellbeing. With so much uncertainty at the moment, it is important to make time for yourself and look after your mental health.

Dyslexia Awareness Day

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Day, Alicia recorded a podcast with Special Educational Needs teacher, Deborah Lovill. We have summarised a few of her tips for parents of children with dyslexia.

Back To School

How is your teen feeling about going back through those school gates? Are they anxious? We have created a blog with tips & guidance on how to support and prepare them for the return to school.

Top Tips For Exam Results Day

This year’s results day is likely to be more stressful for our teenagers than others and they need our support. We have created our top tips for helping your teen on the day so that you feel confident you can support them no matter what happens.

How To Talk To Your Child About Periods

Saskia Boujo, a relationship and sex educator and author of the book ‘This Period In My Life’ has written a blog on how to talk to your child about periods. Saskia uses ungendered language to encourage young people to value and understand their periods. This is an absolute must if your child is about to start their period, or you just want a little more guidance on how to approach the topic with them.

In conversation with Emma-Jane Taylor On Teens & Mental Health

Alicia went onto the Emma-Jane Show’s podcast to discuss all things teens and mental health. This is a very open and honest conversation about recovery, resilience and Alicia’s journey to where she is today. 

How To Keep Your Teenager Entertained During The Summer Holidays

The summer holidays have arrived and you might already be struggling to come up with ways to keep your child entertained and off screens. We have put together a few ideas of fun activities for you to do as a family, or alternatively for your teen to do with their friends.

Summer Reading For Children & Teens

We have compiled a list of bestselling books for your children and teens to dive into over the summer holidays!

Gaming – Top Tips for Safe Gaming

Here are our top three tips for keeping your teens safe while they game.

Adolescent Mental Health from a Mum’s Perspective

This blog from Olivia Barry talks about what it is like to parent a child with a mental illness.

Family Meals

In this blog, we consider the advantages of eating together as a family – something we have all apparently been managing to do more often since lockdown.

Talking About Race And Ethnicity With Children & Teens

Following the horrific death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have been asked for advice on how to talk to children and teenagers about racism. 

What To Do About Bullying

Being bullied can be devastating but why do people bully others and who gets bullied?  Alicia looks at bullying from all angles and gives you strategies to help if your child is either being bullied or bullying.

Webinars for Teachers, Parents & Children

In the light of Coronavirus, we are hosting a series of Live Online Talks for pupils, parents & school staff, giving specific advice to help you through what may be a very challenging few weeks.

Facebook Live Coffee & Questions with Alicia

Join Alicia, Wednesdays at 11am for her Facebook Live Coffee & Questions and ask her your burning parenting questions.

Online Grooming & Radicalisation [how to spot the signs and what to do]

With young people online more than ever, those who would seek to influence, radicalise or groom them via social media and gaming will be busy. Find out how to support your child and help them stay safe.

Is This Grief I Am Feeling? [How To Support Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown]

We are three weeks into isolation and the cracks are showing. Is this grief we are feeling? Alicia’s latest blog explores this and gives advice on how to support your child.

Teen Tips April 2020 Newsletter [Parenting Tips for Teenage Mental Health During Lockdown]

We’re offering so much support to families tailored to the current challenges that we are all facing – have a read of our April newsletter for all the details.

Free Listening Sessions For Teens In Particular Need Of Support

We are working with some wonderful therapists across the country and some are offering two free, half hour emergency sessions to teenagers who might be particularly struggling.

School’s Out

Helping stressed parents through the school shutdown due to Coronavirus.

How To Talk To Your Child About Coronavirus

A pandemic can be a scary time for parents and children alike. So here are some pointers for keeping young people calm and holding a panic-free conversation about Coronavirus.

Canford and Port Regis Schools Join Our Online Programme

A large focus of our work is with schools, helping staff support the wellbeing of children so we are delighted to welcome these two new schools.

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