Taking care of your child’s (and your own) mind and body is so important. The following links to specialist advisory organisations should help you to support your child’s emotional, mental and physical health.
This organisation provide positive experiences of physical activity and wellbeing across a number of programmes for children in Northern Ireland leading to lifelong happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Mind offers information for parents of young people aged 11–18 who are worried about their child’s wellbeing, and want to know how to support them. This information was created during the pandemic but is still very relevant now.
Here is a list of resources to help you start conversations with your child, keep them entertained and inspired, and encourage you to enjoy quality time together as a family, all of which are important for your wellbeing.
Provides addiction and mental health support for young adults and teens who may be experiencing issues with substance misuse and adverse mental health. This is a free helpline set up by those who are themselves recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Rhieni Dros Addysg Gymraeg (Parents for Welsh Medium Education) have put together some tips to help your child with their Welsh. Keeping in touch with the school, using Welsh in everyday life and talking to your child about their tasks are all great ways to help strengthen their skills.
One of the best and easy ways to help children learn is by playing games. Playing the right sort can inspire your child to learn and gain confidence in lots of subjects but also develop critical soft skills too, such as patience and communication.