The Education Authority continues to share a range of resources from different providers which aim to support young people and their parents / carers.
Below is an overview of their recent resources.
DE teamed up with the PHA and the HSC to develop the Text-a-Nurse advice service for 11-19 year olds. Young people can seek advice about health issues without a face to face appointment on a range of issues including emotional health and wellbeing, sexual health, and drugs and alcohol.
The PHA has developed a Young Person’s Mental Health Guide to support mental and emotional wellbeing. It provides ideas of how young people can help themselves when they need support. It can be viewed at: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/nendrum/UploadedDocument/ea30feb27fbf4c609e2d2a6e1fc19f75/young-persons-mental-health-guide.pha.pdf
Research has shown that young people aged 9-13 can be among the most vulnerable online – especially where there may be concerns about their emotional wellbeing or concern about their online activity or experiences. The Marie Collins Foundation has announced a series of online workshops aimed at parents and carers to help them understand online harm. The flyer can be viewed here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/nendrum/UploadedDocument/25ef5c5cd0fb4d30b5137b5d13cf5044/marie-collins-parents-workshop.pdf