Share your experience of talking to your kids about what’s going on in the world

There are so many bad things going on in the world today, from the cost-of-living emergency to earthquakes and wars. It can be hard to explain to young ones, but not speaking with them can have negative mental health effects. They will talk about these things with their school friends, they'll see stuff on social media, and certainly see it on TV news.

So, what kinds of conversations are you having with your children? How do you explain it when you’re not eating so they can? Why you can’t have your favourite streaming TV anymore, or why there are wars and earthquakes in certain parts of the world?

Your experiences will help us understand what kind of mental health advice we could provide that’d be most helpful. If we have your permission, we’d like to share your story on our website and social media channels to help others feel less alone.

Please share your experience by completing the form below, and if you’d like to, you can also upload a photo.

Remember, you’re not alone; together, we can help get through this.

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