Earlier this week we revealed that many parents avoid talking about mental health with their children as they don’t know how to address it. Using advice from Time to Change, we look at ways you can do this.
Firstly, it’s worth noting that the discussion needn’t be a long formal conversation – casual, short chats often make a big difference. In many cases, simply showing that you would be happy and willing to talk about the subject is key. If you are worried about bringing up the topic because you feel you know little about it, there are plenty of places you can find out more about mental health, including the Counselling Directory.
Why do I need to talk about mental health?
Around one in four of us will experience mental health concerns every year. One in 10 will do so before they turn 16. Talking about mental health reduces any stigma, encouraging young people to look after...