Happiness and Wellbeing

Family life is challenging, access our thought provoking guides to help get the most out of the time you spend together. 

Access guides 10 Tips to a healthy mind and Creating the right environment by renowned family psychiatrist Usha Chudasama.
 

Mental Health

Happy Environment

 

There are a few simple things we can do as parents to support our children. 
 
1. Sharing our own feelings helps encourage self awareness, focusing particularly on teaching children to articulate their own feelings. 
Emotion Cards are a great way to discuss feelings with children. Click on the Emotion Cards to get a download to printout and use at home.  
Emotion Board Percy Langley  
2. Setting aside time to focus on one to one play and activities.
Children learn through play, therefore cultivating interests and hobbies is an important part of their development. 
 
3. Practice self care for yourself to set the standard, establish a family self care routine.
Spend time together doing things that different members of the family love. 
If you want to engage your children in a conversation about feelings whilst doing an activity together, try making our Worry Dolls together, which can help children to open up. If a problem shared is a problem halved, its no wonder worry dolls have been used around the world for centuries to help children to open up, discuss and feel more content. 
 Worry dolls by Cotton TwistWorry Dolls