Horbury Bridge CE

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Mental Health and Well Being

Below are the resources following on from the parent workshops held by Wakefield Child and Adolescent Health Service. 

Anxiety and Worry 

This session covered:

  1. What anxiety is
  2. How anxiety develops
  3. Helpful strategies to manage anxiety
  4. Where to go for further advice and support
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 Sleep Difficulties

Sleep is vital for everybody. When we don’t get enough sleep it affects us in lots of ways.

What is the impact of sleep deprivation?

  • Lack of concentration, affecting our ability to learn, poor memory
  • Mood swings
  • Worrying more
  • Finding it difficult to deal with day to day challenges
  • Over eating or under eating
  • Lacking energy of becoming hyperactive “running on empty”
  • Lack of sleep can impact on a child’s growth and appetite
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Low immune system – more prone to catching colds, having headaches, viruses
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Poor decision making
  • Anger management difficulties

How much sleep does my child need?

A two year old, on average will need 11 and ¾ hours sleep at night and a nap of around 1 and ¼ hours, by 4 years a child requires around 11.5 hours sleep per night.  At 7 years old, around 10.5 hours sleep per night and by 9 years around 10 hours sleep per night and by 11 years at least 9.5 hours sleep per night.