Most families have
experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the
With children and young
people now back at school or college, Public Health England (PHE)'s new Better Health -
Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS endorsed tips and advice to look after
children and young people's mental wellbeing.
Research reveals that the
coronavirus outbreak has caused an increase in anxiety in
young people4, and over a third
of children report being more worried, sad and stressed than before lockdown5. New
PHE survey data found that over half (52%) of parents said the mental wellbeing of
their children topped the list of their biggest worries.
The advice available on the
Better Health - Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading
children and young people's mental health charities. It is designed to help
parents and carers spot the signs that children may
be struggling with their
mental health and show the actions they can take to support
them. In addition to the advice
for parents and carers the site also provides tools to help young people build resilience
and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.
Published 10 Sept
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
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