Mental health and wellbeing

Sometimes it can be challenging coping with a learning difficulty. It can affect how a person feels about themself.

Children and young people with learning difficulties might experience:

  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of motivation
  • Obsessive behaviours
  • Loneliness
  • Difficulty making/keeping friendships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you’re feeling any of these, it’s important to share these feelings with your parents, carer or a trusted adult. If your child is experiencing any of these, ask for help from your GP.

Wellbeing Wheel

We’re creating resources to help children and young people explore their feelings – like our Wellbeing Wheels for Primary and Secondary pupils.

Primary    Secondary

Parent and Carer Journal

Adults who care for others can also feel overwhelmed at times. Our Parent and Carer Journal can help you express these worries and find ways to manage them.

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