Top resources to do with your children

A collection of our top resources to do with your kids and to help them manage their wellbeing.

#1

The Mix

The Mix

An online support service providing free, confidential support and counselling for young people under 25. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Range of articles including: relationships, body health and studying
  • You can participate in moderated online chats: Sunday to Thursday, 8pm to 9.30pm
  • Telephone counselling is available

#2

Chill Panda

Chill Panda

Parents can download Chill Panda for their children for an app which alleviates worry with simple and playful exercises.

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Interactive 
  • A fun, non-clinical way for parents to help children manage stress
  • It includes breathing techniques and calming exercises

#3

Stop, Breathe & Think

Stop, Breathe & Think

A mindfulness and meditation app designed to help relieve stress and maintain positive mental wellbeing by encouraging you to take time out from the pressure and challenges of daily life . 

Benefits:

  • Free version
  • Good for beginners
  • Separate version for kids
  • Impressive variety of content tailored to different moods
  • Clear and easy-to-follow mood tracking feature

#4

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

A meditation and mindfulness app with guided practices for both children and adults. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Especially good for beginners: meditations start at 1 minute
  • You can track your moods and mediations each day
  • Downloadable for offline use
  • Available on your browser or as an app

#5

YoungMinds

YoungMinds

A resource for parents and young people that provides information about common mental health symptoms, how to cope and where to get help. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Easy to filter and find relevant content
  • Live monthly Facebook Q&A
  • Free parents helpline: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm

#6

buddhify

buddhify

A meditation and mindfulness app for modern life that aims to bring more calm to your busy day. 

Benefits:

  • No hidden charges
  • Sample meditations can be found on SoundCloud
  • Easy to use on the go, with meditations ranging from 2 to 30 minutes