Under 13s and their mental wellbeing - signs, support, and how to listen
Young people, aged 13 and under, experience mental health as much as teenagers and adults. They may express it differently, they might not have the words to communicate how they’re feeling, but it doesn’t mean it's any less present.
In this episode we talk about noticing ways under 13s display their mental health, what support there is out there, and the importance of listening, as part of Children's Mental Health Week.
Joining us is Gavin Sterry, a mental health first aider and good friend of the Trust. His insights are eye-opening: from a cancer diagnosis to a national lockdown, a young person will be impacted by what's going on in their lives, no matter how young.
Gavin signposts to a number of support services during the conversation, including:
Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/
Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/
Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/
Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/