During our current circumstances our mental health and wellbeing has been affected on a daily basis. Now that things are starting to return to what they were before the outbreak of Covid-19 we have to think about our own personal mental health and wellbeing and that of our children and wider families. There is lots of support out there for individuals, both children and adults, and whole families to help them with this process.
Scotland’s Association for Mental Health (SAMH) (https://www.samh.org.uk/) has developed a range of resources which focus on “Understanding Mental Health Problems” and also “Supporting Children and Young People” to support the improvement of our mental health and wellbeing after such a stressful time.
Understanding Mental Health Problems
SAMH have written information booklets focusing on various mental health conditions that people may be facing aimed specifically at those dealing with mental health condition, however, they are also helpful for families and those providing regular support to others with conditions. The topics covered include:
- Understanding Mental Health Problems
- Understanding Anger
- Understanding Anxiety
- Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder
- Understanding Depression
- Understanding Eating Problems
- Understanding Postnatal Depression and Perinatal Mental Health
- Understanding Psychosis
- Understanding Self Harm
- Understanding Stress
Supporting Children & Young People
SAMH has also developed information booklets, aimed at helping children, young people and those who care for them better understand their mental health and how to help others their own age, covering the following topics:
- Starting the Mental Health Conversation
- I’m Worried about my Child
- Am I Ok?
- How to Help a Friend
- Five Ways to Better Wellbeing for Families
The above booklets can be accessed via this link: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/samh-publications/publications-children-and-young-people
We hope the above links are helpful and we look forward to welcoming all the children back to school very soon.