CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - Children's Mental Health Week 2022 - Growing Kindness and Knowledge

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

mental health week

Be Kind to yourself and others 😊

be kind to yourself

Taking steps to look after your wellbeing can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life. This is sometimes called developing emotional resilience. Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to cope with things on a day-to-day basis or when facing something challenging. Resilience isn't a personality trait – it's something that we can all take steps to achieve.

We all need to take the time to look after ourselves, take some time today to do something you enjoy – cuddle your cat, dance, go out for a walk, watch your favourite movie – whatever it is – give yourself permission to pause and take time for yourself. 

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Try putting into practice some of the things that we have shared this week, make yourself a plan of wellbeing like the one below – things to help yourself feel good this week or give yourself space, maybe take some inspiration from the fantastic things that have been shared by our amazing children and young people of Cumbria.

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Be kind to yourself and those around you, we all have good days and bad days, whatever age we are.

Children’s mental health week is the perfect time to highlight some of the issues that our children, young people and families facing.  Support is available all year round, so please ASK 😊

Knowledge is Power

knowledge is power

We have shared lots of information, tips, ideas and advice this week and we hope that you have found it useful.  Sometimes when we understand what is going on for our children and young people, it can help us support their emotional wellbeing and mental health better.

So if you have teens, pre-teens or little ones and want to know more, take a look at these FREE online courses for teenagers, parents-to-be, parents, carers and grandparents and children's workforce of Cumbria.

All available at

Courses for parents/carers and grandparents - use the access code WORDSWORTH

  • Understanding your pregnancy birth labour and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain
  • Understanding your child with additional needs

This means every single Cumbria parent/carer can access the courses completely free of charge!

These courses are for ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers  of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years. Families don’t need to be struggling to do these courses. They are also available in other languages and are also relevant to parents/carers of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc. 

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New course for teenagers - use the access code WORDSWORTH

This short course pairs with the short course for parents Understanding your teenager’s brain, so that both parents and teenagers have access to the same information.

Professionals training - this training is FREE and there are three courses – just register and use the access code WORDSWORTHPRF

Understanding Trauma - This course covers Type 1 and Type 2 trauma, the window of tolerance, going through a traumatic experience, neurology and trauma…….recognising trauma, recovery from trauma, and more...

Understanding Attachment - This course is for practitioners who want to understand more about attachment,and shows how containment and reciprocity underpin the quality of an attachment.

Understanding Brain Development -This course is for practitioners who want an introduction to brain development from the antenatal period to adolescence

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If you want any more information, support or advice go to:

Carlisle and Eden Mind

E-School Nurse - 5-19 Public Heath

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Pathway