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Parent 3 tips for family mental health

A family that supports each other’s mental health becomes more resilient in the face of challenges. They can better identify and address mental health issues and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all members, encouraging happiness, togetherness and a positive outlook on the future.

Here is a video of 3 tips put forward by some local parents in Newham to help you support your family’s mental health.

(Lazima Begum – Newham)

Personal Hygiene and Body Images Conversations with your Teen!

The Parents Working Group spoke about some of the many challenges they encountered when trying to get their children and teens to open up about mental health issues. They wanted to help themselves and other Parents take a more proactive approach in breaking down some of the stigmas associated with discussing mental health by creating an environment where teenagers feel safe, supported and empowered to seek help when needed.

They understood that good communication is a crucial component to this and wanted to create some infographics with tips on how parents could initiate conversations with their teenagers around some of the challenges young people struggle to navigate through as they transition into young adults.

The parents wanted to focus on conversation starters in two key areas:

Personal Hygiene: Neglected personal hygiene could cause social rejection and may also lead to bullying, low confidence and low self-esteem. 

To enlarge and download click on the following link Personal hygiene conversations guide

Body Images: A negative body image could lead to mental health conditions such as eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

To enlarge and download click on the following link Body Positivity conversations guide

By equipping their teenagers with the right support and guidance from the very beginning and creating a safe environment for open conversation, they are empowering their children to seek help when needed.

What is available and how to get help?

Newham Talking Therapies: Free and confidential psychological support to help you manage your emotional difficulties and feel better. www.newhamtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk
A translator can be arranged for any communication needs. Speak to your doctor or refer yourself by filling in a short self referral form or call
020 8175 1770 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Newham Together Café: A safe community space for people over 18 struggling to cope with any changes in their lives. The Together Cafe is free, open at evenings and weekends and you can turn up without making an appointment. Interpreters can be provided if needed.
Rokeby Centre, Rokeby Community Hub, 63 Rokeby Street, London E15 3LS. Call 08081 968 710 or email Nh.togethercafe@nhs.net

Newham Bereavement Service

  • mithn.org.uk

For adults living in Newham who have experienced grief, loss and bereavement at anytime, either recently or years ago. Refer yourself by completing the online referral form, call 020 7510 1081/020 7510 4268 or email nbs@mithn.org.uk

Newham 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Helpline

Free support is available for all ages if your mental health is getting worse or you are in distress and need support from a qualified mental health professional
call 0800 073 0066

Scope

Scope, the disability equality charity in England and Wales. Scope provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

CAMH's

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/newham-camhs-workshops-23209370238 Link to CAMH’s open drop in’s and training for parents/carers and school staff.

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Last updated: 13/12/2023

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