Be Well

Our Be Well section covers a number of areas relating to Mental Wellbeing, symptoms, practical ways you can help others (and yourself) and links to a number of other helpful resources.

Mental Wellbeing in Young People

There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to stay mentally healthy.

Be there to listen

Mental Wellbeing in Young People

When faced with challenging behavior, try to help them understand what’s bothering them.

Regularly check up on them so they get used to talking about their feelings and know there’s always someone to listen to them.

Stay involved in their life

Show interest in their life and the things they care about. It not only helps them feel valued but also helps you see problems and help them.

Take what they say seriously

Listening to and valuing what they have to say, without judging them, makes them feel valued. Consider ways to help them process and work through their emotions in a more productive way.

Support them through difficulties

Watch their behaviour and emotions and try to help them work through difficulties. When faced with challenging behavior, try to help them understand what’s bothering them.

Encourage their interests

Getting active or creative and being part of a team helps us connect with others. Support and encourage them to explore what interests them.

Build positive routines

It won’t be easy, but reintroduce structure with regular routines, healthy eating and exercise. try getting them back into schedules that work with school or college.

Be there to listen

Mental Wellbeing in Young People

When faced with challenging behavior, try to help them understand what’s bothering them.

Regularly check up on them so they get used to talking about their feelings and know there’s always someone to listen to them.

Stay involved in their life

Show interest in their life and the things they care about. It not only helps them feel valued but also helps you see problems and help them.

Take what they say seriously

Listening to and valuing what they have to say, without judging them, makes them feel valued. Consider ways to help them process and work through their emotions in a more productive way.

Support them through difficulties

Watch their behaviour and emotions and try to help them work through difficulties. When faced with challenging behavior, try to help them understand what’s bothering them.

Encourage their interests

Getting active or creative and being part of a team helps us connect with others. Support and encourage them to explore what interests them.

Build positive routines

It won’t be easy, but reintroduce structure with regular routines, healthy eating and exercise. try getting them back into schedules that work with school or college.

Some signs that things aren’t right!

Around 1 in 8 children and teenagers have a behavior or emotional problem that requires some kind of helpThere are approximately 1 in 8 children and teenagers who have a behavior or emotional problem that requires some kind of help.

It is important to remember that some of these problems can be resolved by themselves with time, while others will need to be addressed by a professional.

It is often difficult to tell when something is upsetting a child or a teenager, but there are ways to tell when something is not right.

Around 1 in 8 children and teenagers have a behavior or emotional problem that requires some kind of helpThere are approximately 1 in 8 children and teenagers who have a behavior or emotional problem that requires some kind of help.

It is important to remember that some of these problems can be resolved by themselves with time, while others will need to be addressed by a professional.

It is often difficult to tell when something is upsetting a child or a teenager, but there are ways to tell when something is not right.

Some things to look out for:

  • Significant changes in behaviour

  • Ongoing difficulty sleeping
  • Withdrawing from social situations
  • Not wanting to do things they usually like
  • Self-harm or neglecting themselves
Struggling with something or having a mental health problem

Struggling with something or having a mental health problem does not make you a bad parent

Struggling with something or having a mental health problem

Struggling with something or having a mental health problem does not make you a bad parent

Looking after your own mental health

Taking care of a child or even a young person can be an overwhelming task at times. It’s important to look after your own mental wellbeing, as this helps you support yourself and the people you care about.

Recognize the times when you feel overwhelmed or low, and acknowledge them.

Struggling with something or having a mental health problem does not make you a bad parent or a bad carer.

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s OK to not be OK

Is there someone you trust enough to tell how you’re feeling?

It is perfectly okay to feel worried, scared, or helpless during times of difficulty, and it isn’t something to be ashamed of.

Is there someone you trust enough to tell how you’re feeling, even though you might not want to?

Maybe someone, family, friends, or work colleagues could help or take a break for you? You may be surprised how many people will be willing to help you out.

You should never feel as though you are supposed to go through this on your own, because there’s lots of help out there.

It’s OK to not be OK

Is there someone you trust enough to tell how you’re feeling?

It is perfectly okay to feel worried, scared, or helpless during times of difficulty, and it isn’t something to be ashamed of.

Is there someone you trust enough to tell how you’re feeling, even though you might not want to?

Maybe someone, family, friends, or work colleagues could help or take a break for you? You may be surprised how many people will be willing to help you out.

You should never feel as though you are supposed to go through this on your own, because there’s lots of help out there.

“Be Well” Resources that may help

Below are a list of resources that may help you with any Mental Wellbeing problems.