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3. CAMHS – Short animations and practical tips that parents can use to help children with emotional symptoms.
CAMHS colleagues at the National & Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression have been concerned that children are experiencing increased levels of emotional symptoms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and are also struggling to access support and services because of the lockdown.
In response to these concerns, a set of short animations with practical tips have been developed by The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust and Maudsley Charity that parents can use to help children with emotional symptoms. The tips are based on evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles for the treatment of anxiety and depression in young people.
They are part of the “‘Families under Pressure” series that also includes some animations on helping children with behavioural symptoms, which were prepared by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and colleagues. You can find more details here and the KCL YouTube Channel here.
TIP 9: How to communicate better with your child – narrated by Alex Jones.
TIP 10: Helping your child cope with anxiety – narrated by David Harewood
TIP 11: Helping your child manage negative feelings – narrated by Julie Hesmondhalgh
TIP 12: How to boost positive emotions – narrated by Sandi Toksvig.
While these animations cannot address all clinical needs, it is hoped that parents will find the tips helpful in these difficult times. Please, feel free to share them with colleagues, families, friends, and on social media.