Parents: responding to the current situation in Ukraine and Russia
Our community is deeply affected by the shocking situation in Ukraine. Many of us have close links to Ukraine and Russia, or have direct experiences of conflicts in other parts of the world. It is natural to feel fear, worry, distress and worry about what is happening. Everyone reacts differently, and it's also OK if you feel or think something different to what you expect or to other people around you.
The Student Wellbeing Department is available to support all secondary students, and to offer advice and guidance to you as parents. If you would like to talk to us about anything, or if you would like to make an appointment for your child, please contact us at email@example.com
We have put together some resources with some advice and information that you might helpful:
Coping and talking about what is happening:
- Ukraine conflict: How to help yourself, your kids, and others - BBC News
- How To Talk To Your Child About The War In Ukraine | YoungMinds
- How to Talk to Your Kids About the War in Ukraine | VeryWellFamily
- How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine: tips for parents and carers - Parents' Toolkit - BBC Bitesize
- Nonviolent Communication | Marshal Rosenberg: this is a useful approach to having good conversations about difficult subjects.
- Doing what matters in a time of stress, an illustrated guide | WHO
How you can help: