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St Colmcille's Nursery School, Downpatrick Co. Down


16th Jun 2022

The NI Mental Health Champion, Professor Siobhan O’Neill recorded a short video last
year aimed at parents of young children (approximately age 0-4, although not age
specific). She provides simple tips to parents/carers about what they can do to support
their children's emotional health and wellbeing, and talks about how to encourage young
children to express their feelings and the importance of self-care for parents/carers. She
also draws on her experience as a parent of a young child – see link below. 

As we are approach the end of the school term it may also be useful to share a link to
an adapted version of the PHA’s ‘Take 5 steps to wellbeing’ message, which focuses on
young children and gives parents ideas of simple things they can do at home with their
child linked to the Take 5 steps.

We hope you find these resources useful, and would welcome any feedback via email.