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Mental Health

At Parkside we recognise the importance of mental health. With this in mind, please find below some useful resources and links.

Encouraging open conversations at home

Mood Boosters

BBC Moodboosters has short, simple and fun videos and activities available for free to inspire primary school age children around the UK to get moving and learning about their mental health and wellbeing.

Famous faces from across the BBC and beyond including Dr Ranj Singh, Amy Dowden, Ade Adepitan MBE and Oti Mabuse, lead videos to inspire children to boost their mood, feel good, and use movement to help them understand their emotions and manage feelings, helping children develop key resilience skills.

Why not help your child try some at home? Have a look by clicking here.


Keeping your cool

Advice for parents on managing stress and anger.

My self-care plan

Understanding Anxiety in Children

Click this link  for a  SEBDA (Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association)  produced document. They promote the social and emotional well being of children and young people and have developed a booklet for parents which contains some background information about Anxiety in children, particularly during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

YGAM for Parents

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people, helping them build resilience and understand the potential harms caused by gaming and gambling.

Click here to view the YGAM Parents Hub.


Place2Be is charity committed to improving children's mental health. Click here to view their resources for parents and carers. Below is a sheet which you can use to prompt discussion with your child.

The children have been learning about the keys to happier living. Click on the image below to find out more.

Support for children who are experiencing bullying