Is your child struggling with their mental health? An experienced family practitioner is running a free virtual session for parents and carers on how support them through difficult times.

Covid has had a huge impact on all our lives, including young people. There may be some that are experiencing difficulty with coping with things that they, and you, previously would find did not affect them too much.

Falling out with friends, feeling self-critical or worrying are just some of the things that young people face; as parents we can sometimes struggle to know how to best support our children.

If you would like to learn more about how to support them and strategies to building family resilience, please join the Mental Health Peer Support Group.

The event has been timed to coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week (February 7-13) and the theme ‘Growing Together’.

It will cover things like:

• Learning strategies to build family resilience
• Supporting each other through life’s challenges
• An opportunity to share your stories
• Sharing your own coping mechanisms (should you wish to do so)

The session, delivered by the Healthy Minds Team’s qualified systemic family practitioner, will be an informal, safe environment to learn and share with other parents across South Tyneside. It’s aimed at parents of young people aged 11-18 but all are welcome to come along.

It is being held on Wednesday 9th February at 4pm and you can join then here.

Should you have any difficulties accessing the link, please contact: