Years 5 and 6 have been doing some work on emotional wellbeing in PSHE. They read ‘Silly Billy’, which is about a young boy who worries about lots of different things. He asks for help but nothing takes his worries away until his grandma shows him her worry dolls. He overcomes his fears by sharing his feelings. The children decided to make their own worry dolls to take their fears and worries away.
Is your child worried?
Whatever their worry, it’s important to talk to your child. Let them know you’re listening. Encourage your child to talk to you or another trusted adult about how they feel. NSPCC have got tips on how to have difficult conversations. Remember, this doesn’t always have to be face-to-face – they might find it easier writing their thoughts down. For more guidance visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Other ways children can get support
Children can contact Childline about anything. Whatever the worry, it’s better out than in. Childline are there to support all children. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people. Call free on 0800 1111