Paula Talman, founder of iSpace Wellbeing writes a piece for Female First upon the release of her new book Have You Ever Had a Stressor?
Recent figures from NHS Digital revealed that one in six children has experienced a mental health difficulty in 2020 and there are record numbers of calls to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) too.
That’s why iSpace Wellbeing, the award-winning mental health curriculum that’s proven to protect the wellbeing of 96% of children who are taught from its lessons, took the decision to offer their curriculum to all schools for free in January.
This week, iSpace Wellbeing welcomed its 175th school, meaning that around 45,000 children are now on the right track to gaining the knowledge, tools and confidence to protect their mental health through this challenging time and into the future.
Here Paula Talman, founder of iSpace Wellbeing, gives her top tips on how to support your child’s mental health and shares why it’s important to remember that while, as parents, we need to validate and empathise with our children’s feelings and learn to set clear boundaries, a child’s role is to explore those boundaries and to express their feelings.