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Parent school holiday survival guide

Parent school holiday survival guide


Whilst school holidays are generally a happy time for families to enjoy together, it’s worth being aware that they can place additional pressure on families and potentially on some children and young people’s mental health.

There are some simple steps to take to reduce this pressure.