Take 20 initiative

Primary

Talking to your child about how they’re feeling can be hard. By taking 20 minutes with them to do an activity you’ll both enjoy, you’ll create a relaxed space to start that conversation.

The YoungMinds #Take20 Parents’ Hub will provide you with lots of fun activity ideas, conversation starters and handy tips, advice and resources to make talking easier.

This resource will help:

  • Parents who are worried about their child’s mental health or behaviour.
  • Parents who are finding it hard to speak to their child.
  • Parents looking to take time away from work, schedules, phones etc. to do a bonding activity with their child that they often don’t make time for, like baking or playing football in the park.

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