The Ultimate Guide To Supporting Your Kid's Mental Health

According to the Children’s Society:

  • 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life.

  • 1 in 10 school children between the ages of 5 and 16 have a diagnosable mental health condition.

  • 75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18.

Help to prevent your children becoming one of these statistics by teaching them the skills they need to to recognise, name and manage their emotions, alongside other strategies to manage their emotional well-being and mental health.         

This guide looks at four main areas of well-being and gives you practical tips on how to support your children to develop these skills to give them the ultimate start for a happy and successful life.

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About The Author

Melanie Appleyard is a Qualified Primary School Teacher, with additional qualifications in Special Educational Needs, Personal, Social and Health Education and Emotion Coaching. 

Having seen a rise in the number of children struggling with mental health issues in a health system that is struggling to cope with demand, she firmly believes that more needs to be done to equip children with the skills they need to recognise and manage their emotion. This in turn will go a long way in helping to prevent a large number of mental health issues from arising. This guide was written to support parents and teachers in nurturing emotional intelligence to help the children they care for thrive.