This video was developed by young people accessing mental health services across the South London and Maudsley NHS trust, who thought together about how they would like to be supported by the adults in their lives.

Talking to young people about mental health

This video was developed by young people accessing mental health services across the South London and Maudsley NHS trust, who thought together about how they would like to be supported by the adults in their lives.

Ruby

Supporting the siblings of your child with additional needs

Having a child with additional needs can have an impact on siblings. Here are some ways you can provide support.

Having a child with additional needs can have an impact on siblings. Here are some ways you can provide support.

Nadine (parent & practitioner)

Activities with your little one

Enjoying new experiences can help support your child’s development. Which activities have you tried with your little one?

Enjoying new experiences can help support your child’s development. Which activities have you tried with your little one?

Claire (parent & practitioner)

Raising your child away from home

Create a safe, non-judgmental space to allow your child to communicate their feelings freely.

Create a safe, non-judgmental space to allow your child to communicate their feelings freely.

Emelia (parent)

Giving your child a voice

Creating a balance between teaching your child respect whilst also encouraging them to use their voice can help build self-esteem and self-worth. One way to give your child a voice is by involving them in small-scale decision making. Try and be supportive when they offer opinions and ideas, even at times when you do not necessarily agree.

Creating a balance between teaching your child respect whilst also encouraging them to use their voice can help build self-esteem and self-worth. One way to give your child a voice is by involving them in small-scale decision making. Try and be supportive when they offer opinions and ideas, even at times when you do not necessarily agree.

Emelia (parent)

Making ‘dad-time’ a daily habit

Dads, your physical and emotional presence is important to your kids.

Dads, your physical and emotional presence is important to your kids.

Matt (parent)

Creating a calm down space

Having a calm down area at home can help provide support for your child when they experience intense emotions.

Having a calm down area at home can help provide support for your child when they experience intense emotions.

Nadine (parent & practitioner)

Self Sooth Box

Parents, looking after ourselves helps us to look after our children. What’s your self-care treat?

Parents, looking after ourselves helps us to look after our children. What’s your self-care treat?

Claire (parent & practitioner)

How does your teen prefer to communicate love?

As parents, it can help to notice how our children prefer to experience love. Understanding and respecting these differences can help to strengthen relationships.

As parents, it can help to notice how our children prefer to experience love. Understanding and respecting these differences can help to strengthen relationships.

Emelia (parent)