I imagine I’m not alone in admitting I felt a huge sense of relief, not only for myself but also for the wellbeing of my children, when schools reopened a few weeks ago. Being back around friends, encouraging teachers & having a much-needed return to a healthy routine has been just what they needed.

But, with this being what feels like the shortest term in educational history (probably because it’s off the back of school closure), we are only a few days away from being somewhat isolated again.

If you or your child are struggling now or over the Easter holiday and are unsure of where to turn here are some helpful numbers:

  • YoungMinds Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544
  • TEXT SHOUT to 85258
  • Childline 0800 11 11
  • Samaritans 116 123
  • Sussex Mental Health Line 0800 0309 500
  • Papyrus 0800 068 4141