Thursday, 18 February 2016

Anxiety resources - by Louise Gardener.

Applications and Internet Programmes

Mindshift programme from the Apple store

Online programme about tapping/emotional freedom that is suitable for parents too

Be mindful

Video link  - Get to know your panic monster

Organisations with links to further help and resources

Child anxiety website –chocka with further resources

Young minds – child and adolescent mental health

– cards, CD’s , free downloads, local classes etc

The Hawn Foundation
MindUP™ teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Antibullying and Assertiveness courses and workshops

In an emergency do not hesitate to take your child to A&E!

This resource can help protect against future suicidal thoughts only and should be used in conjunction and under the supervision of suitably qualified medical personnel.

Books – Amazon links

What to do when you worry too much

Overcoming social anxiety and shyness.

Think Good - Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People (Psychology)

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-step Guide for Parents

7 Reasons behind Math Anxiety and How to Prevent It

Coping with Maths Anxiety

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Our condolences to the family of Louise Gardener

It is with sadness that we write that our group admin, founder and friend Louise Gardener passed away on Monday. She was a home educator who had struggled with a very badly behaving Local Authority and with medical issues not related to the cancer to which she finally succumbed. Her family would like to pass on their thanks for all of the kind words and support in the past few days. Funeral to take place on 4th March. Further details to follow.

Louise helped an awful lot of home educators all over the UK, esp those whose children had child mental health issues.We fell blessed to have known her and will continue her work to the best our ability.