March 2022

Talking to young people about distressing news stories

In the digital age, it is no longer possible to control the news that we are exposed to or to shield children and young people from upsetting information. Open and honest conversations can let young people know it is normal to be concerned and counter the risks of having a negative impact on their wellbeing.
Guidance from Unicef and The Mental Health Foundation is available via the hyperlinks below to assist you to have a positive conversation.

If you’re struggling just text MRF to 85258 so you can speak to a trained volunteer from Shout, the UK’s Crisis Text Line service

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