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Coping with secondary school
School can be a source of support, belonging, learning and community for young people. However, every young person will worry about things that happen at school from time to time. For some, school can become challenging or distressing over a longer period.
If your child is struggling at school, the important thing is to recognise that there’s a problem to be solved, and to work with your child and the school to find the right support as soon as you can.
This website explains what children could be worried about with the prospect of returning to school.
Young Minds ‘Find your Feet’
Find Your Feet is a digital programme Young Minds deliver. The programme focuses on change and the transition from primary to secondary school. It aims to help young people cope with the changes associated with moving from primary to secondary school, and any other changes and challenges they may face in life.
UK Council for Internet Safety – Education for a connected world – A framework to equip children and young people for digital life.
Resources that support with reassuring and supporting a teenager ‘More than ever, your teen needs your strength and encouragement to reassure them that, during these unsettled times, they still have a bright and positive future ahead.’
A powerful way to improve your child’s mental health through Covid-19.
Online course for parents of children aged 6 months to 19 years. The first online course for parents to be awarded the Government’s CANparent Quality Mark. Developed by the Solihull Approach team; health professionals working together with parents and practitioners. It is available in several languages.
They describe their online course as one ‘for curious parents, for Dads who want to be the best Dads they can be, for Mums who want to be the best Mums they can be’.
CALM acknowledges that anyone can hit crisis point. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week – for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those bereaved by suicide through the SASP – Support After Suicide Partnership.