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NEW NHS-ENDORSED GUIDANCE LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT THE MENTAL

Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic.

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.

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Published 10 Sept 2020

'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.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital