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Here are the resources we found for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 for parents and families:
‘54321’: a simple relaxation strategy for times of anxiety or stress
(Featured resource)In this video, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith shares a simple ‘54321’ strategy for relaxation and grounding that can be particularly helpful at times of high anxiety or stress.
‘We all have mental health’
(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.
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The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.
‘Exam success with less of the stress’ at Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters share tips for exam revision and taking exams, and discuss how to succeed in exams while minimising the stress that comes along with GCSEs, A Levels or SATs.
Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion
(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.
HeadStart Podcast: ‘Fitting in, and Relationship Stresses’ from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this podcast, recorded for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 theme of “Stress: Are We Coping?” with young people at Moreton School, the young presenters explore themes including the challenges of ‘fitting in’, both online, and in school with peers, and the stresses caused by friendships and relationships with parents.
BBC Bitesize – Smart Revision Advice
(Featured resource)A wide range of really helpful tips and advice from the BBC, including tips on getting organised, memory tips, making use of past papers, and support in taking care of yourself and increasing your confidence.
Test your stress: an online tool from The Mental Health Foundation
(Featured resource)This simple online test from the Mental Health Foundation asks you 10 questions about how you’ve felt recently, and uses your answers to give you a ‘stress score’. If your score is really high, please look for support and strategies to help.
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Less stress, more success. Twenty tips for surviving and thriving during the exam period
(Featured resource)A collection of helpful tips from HeadStart for young people: revision, taking exams, motivation and reducing stress during the exam period.
Tips for taking care of yourself during stressful times
(Featured resource)There are times in all our lives when life can seem to be a little hectic and therefore stress is inevitable! We are all bound to encounter negative life events, stressful times and situations that take us off track. This blog post from HeadStart gives a range of ideas, tips and links for dealing with stressful times
Stress and its impact on family relationships
(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.
My favourite ways of coping with stress
(Featured resource)We all have our own ways of coping when we get stressed and feel that we just can’t do whatever it is we are beating ourselves up about doing; ‘pass that exam’, ‘meet that deadline’, ‘tell someone something that we would rather not’ and many more.
In this blog post. Elaine from HeadStart shares some personal tips for dealing with stress.