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Top tips to help parents support kids’ mental wellbeing

eight members of the Youth Cabinet sit or stand in two rows, holding multi-coloured posters showing their ten top tipsYoung people in East Sussex are offering their ‘top ten tips’ to help parents and carers support children’s mental health.

The guide was developed after a survey of almost 1,000 people found children, parents and carers had different ideas on what would help youngsters’ emotional wellbeing.

It includes simple tips such as being open and honest, picking the right time to talk, trusting children to know their own mental health and to ‘listen first, talk later’, and also reminds parents and carers to look after their own mental wellbeing. Continue reading