These resources have been created and approved by Calderdale’s Open Minds Partnership and young people. They have been created for professionals to use whilst supporting children, young people and their families.
Anxiety action plan: Here is an action plan to help children and young people recognise what may trigger their anxiety.
Anxiety strategies: As a parent it is normal to be concerned when your child worries but we must remember that anxiety is a normal emotion and the reaction within the body is reassuring that things are working as they should be.
Back to school: Some young people who worry find returning to school after a holiday difficult. This resource is to help both parents and carers and young people to minimise their feelings of anxiety on returning to school.
Communication strategies: Here is a simple strategy for communicating with children or young people who may be feeling overwhelmed.
Mental wellbeing PSHE curriculum topics (Every Mind Matters): Helping you teach PSHE curriculum topics to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans and ready-to-use PowerPoints co-created with teachers, and video content developed with 10 to 16-year-olds.
Help when experiencing panic attacks: A panic attack can come on suddenly and a child or young person may feel as if there has been no warning but over time they may be able to identify emotions or situations which may trigger a panic attack. This will give you more information.
Mindfulness activities: Here are some useful mindfulness activities that parents/ carers can practice with their child.
Positivitree – Workforce Values, Behaviours and Skills: Young people from Calderdale’s Tough Times Reference Group attended a regional Stairways meeting. At the meeting a group of young people created a “Positivitree” sharing their thoughts and opinions about what they feel would contribute to a good work force in all mental health services. The Positivitree has been circulated to help form a consistent approach across mental health care services throughout the region.
Positive thought: There is evidence which proves that positive thinking has a beneficial effect on both mental health and physiological health. Here are some strategies to promote positive thinking, and some behaviours to promote positive thinking listed below.
Self-help guides: Northumbria University has published 19 NHS developed Self Help Guides on a range of topics; including anxiety, stress, self-harm, depression and low mood and more.