NCN's Children's Mental Health Booklet

Please take time to read and digest our Children's Mental health Booklet. It is designed to compliment the additional paragraph on Children's mental health in the updated "Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020"

ACE's Poster

To become ACE-aware you need to know what ACE's are - our simple poster summarises ACES

Toxic Stress Video

This simple video explain how long periods of stress (due to neglect or abuse) can cause irrepairable damage to the brain architecture and a child's development

Always Available Adult Poster

We must be an 'Always Available Adult' for the children in our care.

Everyday heroes by Jaz

Jaz explains why teachers are Everyday Heroes! This video is so moving! PLEASE watch it!

Resilience trumps ACE's

What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability to return to being healthy and hopeful after bad things
happen. Research shows that if parents provide a safe environment for their
children and teach them how to be resilient, that helps reduce the effects of ACEs.
Resilience trumps ACEs!
Parents, teachers and caregivers can help children by:
· Gaining an understanding of ACEs
· Helping children identify feelings and manage emotions
· Creating safe physical and emotional environments at home, in school,
and in neighborhoods

Managing yourself, so you can 'be there' for the children!

Dan Siegel's hand Model

Learn about Dan Siegel's hand model as a tool for people (any age) to be able to describe how they are feeling and to recognise when they are about to 'flip their lid'

Discerning Babies

A simple puppet show demonstrates how even the youngest baby picks up on who is trustworthy.

in groups/out groups

David shows that a single word label can decide over how much you care for another person in pain

Empathy v's Sympathy

Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection!

Identifying the child's feelings and managing their emotions

The Colour monster

The Colour monster gives us a toolkit to help a child understand their own emotions.

Sadness comforts Bing Bong!

A really simple cartoon illustrates empathy.

Name it to Tame it!

CALM it down by connecting, Acknowledging, Labelling and then Moving on!
Focus positively on the emotion rather than being Emotionally Dismissive!

Problem solving and limit setting!

All emotions are OK but not all behaviour is OK!