Websites

Websites provide a range of advice for parents and carers on emotional health and wellbeing. Here are some for you to visit.

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/

Looking after your own mental health as a parent is really important.

Find out about tips on parenting or caring for a child or young person. Life can be tough so it is important important to look after your own mental wellbeing, as this will help you support yourself and those you care about.

Find out about support that is available when life brings about different challenges!

Why the first 1001 days are so important

The first 1001 days of a child's life, from conception to age two, is a window of opportunity. It is a time of particularly rapid growth and brain development. Leading child health experts agree that the care given during the first 1001 days has more influence on a child's future than at any other time in their life.

  • From around 8 weeks pregnant, babies respond to touch.
  • By 23 weeks pregnant, babies can hear sounds from the outside world.
  • By the age of 2, a child's brain is already 80% developed.

To support parents and carers with the important role they play during this time, here are a list of events and links to information, resources and ideas of things to try that can help babies to develop.

For more information please visit https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-years-and-childcare/my-first-1001-days

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  • Anna Freud - National Centre for Children and Families: The Anna Freud Centre provide a range of information for parents and carers on a range of topics but here are two pages for you.

Self-care top tips for young parents and carers

Top tips to help families work together and support one another during the coronavirus outbreak

  • Happy Maps: On this page parents and carers can find a range of resources, ideas and top tips to help their children, including advice on topics such as behaviour problems, anxiety, ADHD and more.

Pre-school

  • Books, Websites and Apps for parents of under 5's find out how you can support even very young children with their mental health and wellbeing.
  • When relations in families break down, find out information to help! https://theinstituteofwellbeing.com/family-bonding/