Social, Emotional and Behavioural Needs, and Mental Health

We know that it can be very difficult to have to share bad news with children so we’re sharing some links to information about bad news, worry and grief which might be useful if you need to talk with your children about awful things happening in the world:

http://bit.ly/newsrndmanups – CBBC Newsround’s advice for children upset by the news

http://bit.ly/2pvworry1 – When I worry about things, BBC animations

http://bit.ly/NSPtlkdiff – talking about difficult topics (NSPCC)

http://bit.ly/KoothXZ2 – Kooth, online support for Worcestershire young people who might want to talk to someone about various issues (but don’t want to worry their parents)

https://bit.ly/CBNberv3 – Childhood Bereavement Network

https://bit.ly/NEUberev – Helpful practice for supporting children and young people who have experienced bereavement (National Education Union)

https://bit.ly/33BuY9j – the Good Grief Trust

http://bit.ly/WWhsuppt20 – supporting a bereaved child (Winston’s Wish)

Adults are affected by bad news too – the Blurt Foundation’s article about self-care when the news is bad (or even terrifying) is also good reading: http://bit.ly/blurtnews8.