Information sheets for families and ECEC staff

Some of these information sheets have also been translated

 

Issue: Family relationships

 Shared Thinking ArticleMental health begins with family

Family relationships
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Healthy relationships and families [2MB] C3
The building blocks of healthy family relationships [921KB] C3
Family relationships: Suggestions for families and staff [705KB] C3
Family relationships: Resources for families and staff [768KB] C3

 

Issue: Parents and carers

 Shared Thinking ArticleMental health begins with family

Parents and carers
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
All about parents' and carers' mental health [685KB] C3
Supporting parents and carers to look after themselves [846KB] C3
Promoting self-care: Suggestions for families and staff [632KB] C3
Supporting mental health and wellbeing: Resources for families and staff [692KB] C3

 

Issue: For dads

 Shared Thinking Article: Dads make a difference

For dads
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Dads make a difference [2MB] C3
Fathers connecting with their children [14MB] C3
Dads involved: Suggestions for families and staff [4MB] C3
Positive fathering: Resources for families and staff [3MB] C3

 

Issue: Mental health basics

 Shared Thinking ArticleWhat is mental health in early childhood?

Mental health basics
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Promoting mental health in early childhood [749KB] C4
Risk and protective factors in early childhood [962KB] C4
Mental health: Suggestions for families and staff [725KB] C4
Mental health: Resources for families and staff [727KB] C4

 

Issue: The need to belong

 Shared Thinking ArticleChildren need to feel that their world is a safe place

The need to belong
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Belonging and connectedness [420KB] C1
Feeling included [428KB] C1
Relationships for life [353KB] C1
Working together [261KB] C1

 

Issue: Should I be concerned?

 Shared Thinking ArticleWhat is mental health in early childhood?

Should I be concerned?
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Understanding mental health in early childhood [9MB] C4
Responding to children who may be experiencing mental health difficulties [5MB] C4
How mental health difficulties affect children [7MB] C4
Supporting children's mental health: Suggestions for families and staff [8MB] C4
Understanding mental health: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C4

 

Issue: Being apart

 Shared Thinking ArticleChildren are born social

Being apart
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Being away from one another [655KB] C2
Understanding and managing separation distress [988KB] C2
Helping children to cope with separation distress [580KB] C2
Positive separations: Resources for families and staff [593KB] C2

 

Issue: Getting along

 Shared Thinking ArticleChildren are born social

Getting along
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Social and emotional development [437KB] C2
Growing together in relationships [502KB] C2
It's good to be me! [528KB] C2
Getting along: Early Childhood [561KB] C2
Feelings matter [374KB] C2
Getting along: Further resources [1MB C2

 

Issue: Welcoming cultural diversity

 Shared Thinking ArticleDiversity and children’s mental health

Welcoming cultural diversity
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Diversity and children's mental health [4MB]  C1
Why culture matters for children's development and wellbeing [2MB] C1
Cultural diversity: Suggestions for families and educators [715KB]  C1
Cultural diversity: Resources for families and educators [439KB] C1

 

Issue: Additional needs

 Shared Thinking ArticleWhat is mental health in early childhood?

Mental health and wellbeing for children with additional needs
Associated information sheets PDF version Component

Additional needs: where to start?

 

Additional needs and mental health

 

Suggestions for families and educators

 

Resources for families and educators

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Issue: Play

 Shared Thinking ArticlePlay is vital for children’s mental health and wellbeing

Play
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Children learn through play [2MB] C2
Play helps children feel good about themselves [6MB] C2
Children and play: Suggestions for families and staff [2MB] C2
Children and play: Resources for staff and families [2MB] C2

 

Issue: Curiosity and confidence

 Shared Thinking ArticlePlay is vital for children’s mental health and wellbeing

Curiosity and confidence
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Confident children are eager learners [942KB] C2
Encouraging and praising children [4MB] C2
Motivation: Suggestions for families and staff [3MB] C2
Curiosity and confidence: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C2

 

Issue: Making decisions

 Shared Thinking ArticlePlay is vital for children’s mental health and wellbeing

Making decisions
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Helping young kids to choose wisely [523KB] C2
Learning to make good decisions and solve problems in early childhood [653KB] C2
Decision-making skills: Suggestions for families and staff [631KB] C2
Decision-making skills: Resources for families and staff [566KB] C2

 

Issue: Anger

 Shared Thinking ArticleEmotional development in early childhood

Anger
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Keeping a balance: Managing feelings and behaviours [3MB] C4
How self-regulation difficulties affect children [6MB] C4
Keeping a balance: Suggestions for families and staff [4MB] C4
Keeping a balance: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C4

 

Issue: Children's emotions

 Shared Thinking ArticleEmotional development in early childhood

Children's emotions
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Everyone feels overwhelmed at times [2MB] C2
Coping skills for managing emotions [5MB] C2
Children and emotions: How to help [2MB] C2
Helping children manage their emotions: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C2

 

Issue: Ups and downs

 Shared Thinking ArticleEmotional development in early childhood

Ups and downs
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Managing life's ups and downs [3MB] C2
Ups and downs: Learning to keep a balance [8MB] C2
Supporting children to cope with stress [4MB] C2
Ups and downs: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C2

 

Issue: Making friends

 Shared Thinking ArticleChildren are born social

Making friends
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Everyone needs a friend [4MB] C2
Learning positive friendship skills [9MB] C2
Supporting children to develop friendships and empathy [3MB] C2
Friendship development: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C2

 

Issue: Trauma

 Shared Thinking ArticleWhat is mental health in early childhood?

Trauma
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Trauma: When times get tough [3MB] C4
Managing trauma and ways to recover [10MB] C4
Trauma: Suggestions for families and staff [3MB] C4
Trauma: Resources for families and staff [3MB] C4

 

Issue: Starting school

 Shared Thinking ArticlePractical ways to give the gift of a positive school transition

Starting school
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Thinking about transition to school [5MB] N/A
Getting ready for school [4MB] N/A
Understanding behaviour [2MB] N/A
Problem solving [4MB] N/A
Other resources [416KB] N/A

 

Issue: Getting help

 Shared Thinking ArticleWhat is mental health in early childhood?

Getting help
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Getting help [6MB] C4
Seeking help for children's mental health difficulties [6MB] C4
Accessing support: Suggestions for families and staff [4MB] C4
Where to go for help: Resources for families and staff [5MB] C4

 

Issue: Working together

 Shared Thinking ArticleYoung children thrive when adults work together

Working together
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
Families working together with early childhood services [822KB] C3
Working together supports mental health and wellbeing [2MB] C3
Making connections [2MB] C3

Getting information about parenting

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Working together: Further resources 879KB] C3

 

Issue: Communication

 Shared Thinking ArticleYoung children thrive when adults work together

Communication
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
An introduction to effective communication [5MB] C3
Effective communication between families and early childhood staff [3MB] C3
Suggestions for positive communication [4MB] C3
Effective communication: Resources for families and staff [2MB] C3

 

Issue: Partnerships

 Shared Thinking ArticleYoung children thrive when adults work together

Partnerships
Associated information sheets PDF version Component
All about partnerships [5MB] C3
Building partnerships between families and early childhood staff [8MB] C3
Working together: Suggestions for families and staff [2MB] C3
Building partnerships: Resources for families and staff [935KB] C3