Gloucestershire County Council Access to food, activities and wellbeing during the October holidays
Please use this link to access Gloucestershire County Council's support with food and activities during the school holidays
CAMHS helpline for parents concerned about their child’s mental health 01452 894300 or Click here
- The Door - Whether you need help with the practicalities of being a parent, specific advice around an issue affecting your family, or simply need a listening ear 01453 756754.
- You can also access support at GlosFamilies - click here for more information
- Barnardos - click here
If your child is struggling with anxiety, help them to stay CALM:
Calm down breathing – Breath in for 3 seconds, Hold for 3 seconds and Breath out for 3 seconds (TIP – use your index finger to create the triangle on your hand). Do this when you start to feel your breathing getting quicker or your brain starting to tingle)
Activity – Try running on the spot, around the garden, trampoline, cycling, walking or any sport you enjoy!
Let it go – Breath out your worries using colours – (close your eyes picture your anxiety as a colour – what colour is it? Close your eyes again and picture what colour calm might be. Then breath out the colour of your anxiety and breath in your calm colour – Now use the worry tree to think about what to do with your worry. https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/the-worry-tree/ Mind full of positive thoughts – Remember to think of any good things that have happened in the day – maybe you had saw somebody you haven’t seen for a while, heard something funny or if I showed kindness towards somebody else.
Mind full of positive thoughts – Remember to think of any good things that have happened in the day – maybe you had saw somebody you haven’t seen for a while, heard something funny or if I showed kindness towards somebody else.