These family conversation starters are perfect for helping us to feel optimistic in this uncertain time. Cut them out and pop them in a hat. Use them to prompt chats about things you and your children are grateful or hopeful about.
It’s good to remember who is there for us and how resilient we are. Encourage your child to fill in this worksheet and help them to recognise their skills, abilities and support network.
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about mental toughness, especially in children and young people. They explore the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Shirley Reynolds: Depression and Supporting Young People throughout the Pandemic
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Shirley Reynolds about depression in young people, especially in the context of COVID-19. They explore the role that parents can play in spotting symptoms of depression, understanding the disorder and supporting recovery.
In this podcast, Sir Anthony Seldon discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially with regards to students, parents, school leaders and the education system.
Listen to Dr Weston’s thoughts on maintaining positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
A good relationship between siblings is important for both day to day family happiness and mental health and wellbeing. Find out how you can support and encourage a harmonious bond between brothers and sisters.
Dr Weston delivers a short reflective clip on the topic of raising resilient children. As always, her tips are evidence-based and entirely practical.
In this podcast, Dr Weston interviews medical sociologist, Professor Fiona Brooks, expert in all things related to adolescence and child mental health. They discuss some good news relating to outcomes for teens nationally, as well as areas of concern. Topics include gaming, mental health, social media, pornography, parenting, self-harm, gender differences and the benefit to teens of feeling connected to their teachers.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Cathy Creswell of Oxford University about the latest research findings on childhood anxiety. They discuss the best evidence-based tips and strategies that parents should use to support their children.