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Mental health for early years children - Help for early years providers - GOV.UK ( 

Information and guidance on how to support babies and young children with their mental health. 

This article was written by the Department for Education (DfE) in consultation with a team of early years experts and senior health professionals, including NHS England and the National Children’s Bureau.  

Resilience Development Pack: 7 days, Many Ways | Nasen 

7 Days, Many Ways – working together to build resilience through relationships’ is now available to download! 

This resource includes a set of 14 fun activities for parents to do with their children and 14 related activities for practitioners to carry out in their setting. These activities aim to build resilience through relationships for children's transition back into settings during these uncertain times. 

Free for members  

Resources | Anna Freud 


For under fives 

A selection of resources for early years wellbeing including working with babies & young children on digital platforms, coronavirus support, and a 'Bonding with baby' podcast. 

Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS (  Information for parents and carers 
Babies & Infants Under Five | Parents Guide To Support | YoungMinds  Information for parents and carers 
Infographics - Parent-Infant Foundation (  A series of infographic set out the core story of why relationships between parents and their babies in the first 1001 days are so crucially important. It was co-created by a wide range of professionals, coordinated by the Parent-Infant Foundation. Importantly, the infographic makes it clear that BOTH tackling adversity AND supporting early relationships are important in giving children the best start in life 
How to build your baby's mental health: Mini Parenting Master Class | UNICEF Parenting  Information for parents and carers 
Baby massage: tips and benefits | Baby & toddler articles & support | NCT  Information around baby massage 

Last Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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