Children's Wellbeing

Looking after children's wellbeing and mental health has never been more important than during lockdown. 

Here are some of the best resources from around the web to help maintain healthy young minds.


 THE CALM ZONE

There are lots of ways to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. On the Childline Calm Zone, try some breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

 


 KOOTH

Your online mental wellbeing community. Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous support for 11-24 year-olds. 

Read helpful articles, join a conversation on the discussion boards, or chat with one of Kooth's professional team.

 


READING WELL 

As librarians, we know how important reading can be in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Reading Well for children offers a list of books chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families.

 


YOGA

During lockdown our friends at BeInspired Yoga are releasing a series of yoga videos for children. Join Emma on a yoga adventure through the garden, jungle and sea, meeting all kinds of animals and obstacles.


THE POWER OF READING

Sally from our Children's Team has been thinking about the powerful role reading can play in supporting children's mental health and wellbeing.

Check out six suggestions from Sally on our Library Blog.

 

 A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

 - Kate Middleton