Children's well being and mental health is always important as if it isn't maintained, it can impact on their ability to learn, develop and grow. This is even more relevant with the impact of Coronavirus and remote learning and we are aware of the concerns many children and parents are having.
Signs that something is wrong:
Around 1 in 8 children and young people experience behavioural or emotional problems growing up. For some, these will resolve with time, while others will need professional support.
It can be difficult to know if there is something upsetting a child or young person, but there are ways to spot when something's wrong. Look out for:
significant changes in behaviour
ongoing difficulty sleeping
withdrawing from social situations
not wanting to do things they usually like
self-harm or neglecting themselves
Remember, everyone feels low, angry or anxious at times. But when these changes last for a long time or are significantly affecting them, it might be time to get some professional help. Speak to your child's teacher or your GP to find out what to do next.
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