Mental Health and Wellbeing
The following short videos are a must watch for any parent in Kent who wishes to learn how to support their child to become resilient and how to be a resilient parent themselves. Presented by HeadStart Kent and Draw Your Own Solution.
Each video covers a topic on how to build resilience. Click the links below to view a specific video, or scroll down to view them all. Resilience will help you to bounce back!
How to Support Your Child to Have Good Health
How to Support Your Child to Have Positive Friendships
How to Support Your Child to Have Hobbies and Interests
How to Support Your Child to Understand Their Emotions and Behaviours
Understanding what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective and Compensatory Experiences (PACES) are
How to Reframe Your Thoughts and Language as a Parent
Link to online workshops
There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Looking after your mental health - Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
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Dear Parents & Carers
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BREATHING to help reduce Anxiety
It is normal to breathe fast when we are anxious – it is the body’s way to prepare for the fight, flight or freeze reaction. However, if we slow our breathing down it can help us relax and reduce our anxiety.
Square breathing produces amazing positive results whenever you are feeling anxious, nervous, excited or fearful and you would like to calm yourself. These can be used in exams or the classroom and you can use the desk, a piece of paper or even a screen as a visual prompt for the square.
Some of the following techniques may be useful when trying to calm down. Everybody is different - see which one works best for you.
Try the different suggestions to see which one works best for you.