12:22 pm, Thursday, 4th February 2021

It’s Time to Talk

Celebrate Time to Talk Day with your child.

Talking can help in a powerful way. Especially when you feel someone is genuinely listening.

The best way for children and young people to express themselves through conversations and to become better listeners is by practicing.

Follow the hashtag #TimetoTalk on social media.

Try some of these links to get your children talking.

Help your child get started by explaining why it’s good to talk and show them the simple things they can do to pick who to talk to and what to say.

See this video from Mencap about communicating with people with a learning disability and more information on their website.

Communicate effectively with an autistic person

These Cbeebies video’s and tip tops can help you to talk to your child about emotions.

The NHS website has information for talking to your child as well as further links about anger and misbehaving, talking to teenagers, bereavement and more.

Young Minds has relevant content for young people but also has some tips for parents to talk to their children.

Use these tools to talk to your child about COVID including easy-read and picture guides.

The Education Hearing and Vision Team has practical guides for hearing aids  and other information to do with hearing.

Find more mental health content throughout the week by following #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek on social media.

Adult support

Call 01472 256256 for 24/7 mental health support. Go straight through to the COVID line by selecting option 3.

COVID has placed additional caring, working, employment, financial and emotional pressure on everyone so please use the line if you need support day or night.

Search NAViGO’s range of support including quick access and self-guided help.

Call 01472 313131 and visit the Council website for local updates and links to services.

You might find the Council’s useful if you don’t need mental health help or emotional support but are worried about an issue like money, welfare, or a loved one. They are working closely with local services for support and can help you find what you need.

Call North East Lincolnshire Mind on 01472 329991 and follow their Facebook page.