Having A Conversation With Parents And Carers About Mental Health

Talking to parents and carers about a pupil's mental health can be difficult. We've created this guide to help you navigate these conversations.

Mental health is a very emotional subject to talk about. This is especially true of conversations
between teachers and parents and carers, whether they have approached you, or you have
encouraged them to think about their family’s mental health yourself.

We know that parents and carers really appreciate the support they receive from school staff, but between creating the right conditions, looking after yourself, and knowing what to say, it can be difficult to know how to approach that first conversation.

We've provided some simple guidance to help you navigate these conversations.

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