Wellbeing Resources

New online course from the Solihull Approach (NHS); for parents and carers looking for ideas about how to support their child 

It’s been an anxious year for many adults, children and young people alike. We know many of you are worried about the impact of the pandemic on your children.

Online course ‘Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing’ from the Solihull Approach (NHS).

Access for free:

Did you know Surrey County Council & Children and Family Health Surrey have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in Surrey to access a course for parents/carers (access now for life-long access)? FREE (with access code: ACORN at:www.inourplace.co.uk) for residents in our area. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years.

How do I access?

What’s the code?

  •  If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents): ACORN
  • If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.

Can I tell my family and friends?

Absolutely! Share the news with family members and other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

How long is it?

‘Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing’ itself is in 2 parts (2 modules long in total):

  1. Take Part 1….
  2. …then take ‘Understanding your child’ OR ‘Understanding your child with additional needs’ (11 modules each taking 10-15 minutes to complete, benefitting from time to digest in between) ….
  3. …then take Part 2.

If you like this…

…you might like the other courses ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ (short course)or ‘Understanding your child’s feelings’ (taster course), or other courses in the series.


Books for Worries and Anxieties 

It has been an unusual and unpredictable year and this has inevitably had an impact on many of us causing us to have worries and anxieties. Children are no exception to this and it is vital that we help them to deal with any concerns in a healthy way in order to protect their emotional health.

We would like to share with you some lovely children’s books that we recommend for helping you talk to your child about worries and anxieties.

Huge Bag of Worries

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can help her?

Don't Worry Hugless Douglass

Douglas' dad gives him a wonderful new woolly hat and he races outside to show it off. In his excitement, he doesn't realise that it is unraveling... His friends have helpful but useless ideas of how to put things right and it is left to the little bear to work out for himself the best thing to do…

What to Do When You Worry Too Much

This is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6- 12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.

I'm Worried

Describing the emotion of anxiety, as it is experienced by young children, this book attempts to offer various solutions. It is part of a series to help children deal with emotions they experience in their everyday lives. Also includes notes for teachers and parents.

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