We are all aware that looking after our mental health has never been more important. Mental Health Awareness Week (9th - 15th May 2022) is the perfect time to reflect on how we are feeling and support people around us, including our children. This year's focus is loneliness.
It's so worrying as a parent when you see a child struggling with anxiety and many are going to be feeling wobbly about life opening up again and being back at school after spending so much time at home this year. Children's books are a fantastic way to help children with anxiety and to spark conversations about mental health in general.
We use many at home, from poignant picture books through to practical activity books. They've helped us understand both what causes anxiety as well as giving strategies to deal with anxiety on a day to day basis.