Family Resources

Family Resources

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Want to find out more about how the Family Wellness Project works?

The aim of the project is to support children aged 5-12 years who are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing difficulties. Click on the icon on the left to download our information leaflet to learn more.

 

What the UNCRC Says...

Article 18: You have the right to be brought up by your parents if possible.

A child or young person's parents/parent will have the main responsibility for taking care of them. Their parents/parent should be concerned with the best interests of the child or young person.

Article 24: You have the right to the best health and medical care possible.

Children have the right to be as healthy as possible including have good enough nourishment from their food, be able to live in a safe & healthy environment & have the right to information about their health.

Article 27: You have the right to have a good enough standard of living.

Children have the right to to a good standard of living to make sure they have good physical and mental health. Parents/guardians should enable them to live in a way that helps them reach their full potential.

The United Nations checks to see if Government is keeping it's promise. In 2016 the UNCRC Committee welcomed efforts being made to try and improve mental health services, but said that:

- More money needed to be spent on services to ensure that they are available to all children and young people

- A need for more age specific mental health services

- Development of therapeutic community based service for children with mental health needs 

What the Family Wellness Project hopes to do on these webpages... 

Mental health can feel like a difficult subject to tackle, especially with young children. The Family Wellness Project webpages aim to help you with different aspects of mental health. The aims of the family resources are to keep you informed so you feel more confident about talking to your child about mental health, and to enable you to support your child in managing their emotions and understanding more about their feelings.

I'm worried about my own mental health

Support with the impact parental mental health can have on children and how to talk to them about mental illness

I want to help my child understand mental health

Visit the Explore Your Feelings page for activities to help explore mental health with your child