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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Sep 14, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day was 10th September 2021, so this episode is very timely.


The suicide statistics are growing at an alarming rate. Worldwide, every 40 seconds another person dies by suicide.


It is probably any parent’s worst nightmare, when they suspect or learn, that their child is contemplating suicide.


So what can parents do to support their child when they feel or know that they are really struggling?

Take Care of Our Own Emotions First
Start Talking
Ask Your Child about their feelings, emotions current situation
Listen to their Responses
Agree the Next Best Course of Action for Your Child

In this episode Annessa offers some comforting and straight forward advice for parents who are confronted with the “unthinkable”.

Want to know more? Then Grab a cuppa - and keep listening!
More about Annessa :
Dr Annessa Rebair, Prof Doc, MSc, BSc (Hons), RMN, PG Cert Ed

Annessa is a registered mental health nurse and senior lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has enjoyed 29 years’ working in the NHS and Higher Education. Annessa’s subject specialties and interests include suicide and loss, spirituality, and compassionate care. Annessa’s Doctoral research (Meeting Spaces: crafting conversations about suicide in nurse education) explored what was needed to have meaningful conversations about suicide. Annessa is a former Trustee and advocate of PAPYRUS, Trustee for Teen Yoga UK and Recoco, Newcastle. She is currently involved in national and regional research about suicide with veterans and the ambulance service.
Annessa is also a yoga teacher and qualified leadership coach, she is interested in yoga and healing and is the Director of Connectedness Yoga and Wellbeing Community Interest Company (not for profit).

We mentioned PAPYRUS a lot : Prevention of Young Suicide

There is so much information available for Parents and Young People.
If you need further support - either click the link or :
Call PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 Now.

My Anxiety course provides you with support by :

✔️ Recognising the triggers
Understanding Anxiety - and why we don’t want to get rid of it all together
Learning a couple of techniques to help you stop a panic attack in it’s tracks
How as a parent, you can support your anxious child


If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :


* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :

All too often parents say to me :

“My child won’t speak to me”
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

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It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!

If you are looking for support at a deeper level for your child, then please book a call with me. Invariably they might only need a couple of sessions. But if we can give our kids the tools to improve their emotional wellbeing NOW - then you’re more likely to alleviate the longer term damage to their mental health.

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