Free resources for families to improve mental wellbeing

Free resources for families to use with their children to help improve their mental wellbeing are now available online and will be in Filwood Library from January.

To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day with the theme of younger people – a new e-resource pack has been launched in Bristol.

Compiled by Community Access Support Service (CASS) it is being promoted throughout children’s centres and services – with lots of activities and information available online for anyone to look at and use with their children.

(CASS) Networker – Bristol South Natalie Campbell says: ‘Sometimes parents and carers find it difficult to talk about feelings and emotions with children, and how to deal with those feelings.

“The resources have some activities that can help start those chats – such as colouring in robots – as well as information about what’s out there that can help both parents and children when they feel they are struggling.”

CASS has also launched The Purple Box which will be in Filwood Library from the start of January to help fight post-holiday blues.

The box is full of activities for both adults and children to try out around ways of maintaining good mental wellbeing – including books, flashcards and games.

For more information about either resource email Natalie at natalie.campbell@cassbristol.org.

The link to the online pack is http://www.cassbristol.org/download-category/cass-resource-pack-for-children-families/