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:
- What anxiety is
- How anxiety develops
- Helpful strategies to manage anxiety
- Where to go for further advice and support
- Anxiety Powerpoint .pptx
- Diary Sheet for Anxiety
- Helping your child overcome worries and anxiety
- How to teach your child calm breathing
- NOW mindfulness
- Options anxiety change
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique
- Relaxation Techniques
- Self Help Guide for Phobias
- Self Help Guide for Worry
- What is Anxiety
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.