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Children show an increase in mental health difficulties during the COVID-19 Lockdown

22nd June 2020

New research[1] from the University of Oxford shows that parents / carers of children aged 4-10 reported that during lockdown they have seen increases in their child’s emotional difficulties. This includes children feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms, such as tummy aches, associated with worry. Parents also reported their children’s behaviour had […]

Your new job as a home-school teacher…

21st April 2020

For some families having your children at home all day every day & home schooling them may be wonderful, your children may have adjusted well and you may be wondering why you’d not decided to home school your children before.   Your home may be a hive of productive activity, from cake baking and model making […]

Social Media and Screen Time

5th March 2020

One of the trickiest things to negotiate in today’s modern family is the use of social media, and screen time in general. There is growing concern around negative impact it can have on young people. These worries range from the quality and quantity of sleep, to compulsive checking of phones/screens, worries about the impact of […]

Parental separation: how to support your adult children when you and your partner separate

30th January 2020

Parents can sometimes feel that when their children leave home, whether to university or to start their own families, their responsibilities as parents are largely done. It’s possible to underestimate the impact of major family change on the adult children who no longer live at home. For example children, whatever their age, often feel a significant sense of loss if and when their parents sell the childhood home, even […]

Ten Years And Counting….

19th December 2019

History of the Bridge in Schools programme

Why we Fundraise and How You Can Help

6th November 2019

The Bridge Foundation is a non-profit organisation; at the heart of everything we do is our vision – “a future where every person can feel secure about who they are and relate to others as fully and honestly as possible”.  We work to support the life chances of highly vulnerable children through improving their mental […]

Starting University

18th September 2019

Starting university can be an exciting, if not nerve-wracking time, for all first-time students. Whether you’re going to university straight after 6th form or you’ve taken a gap year, the change from being dependent to independent can feel both daunting and liberating. Since getting your results, you will have already made some major decisions such […]

Returning to school, moving class or changing school?

2nd September 2019

Everyone knows that starting primary school and then starting secondary school are big events in any child’s life, but what can sometimes be overlooked is the impact of moving up a class each September. Moving up a class – primary age Moving up a class can be very exciting but also a big challenge.  Children […]

When Parents Separate

30th July 2019

Help for parents that have separated or are separating

When your young child is seriously ill…

20th June 2019

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is when a child is diagnosed with a serious illness. This can be experienced within the family as a trauma, akin to a bomb exploding – with all the pieces landing in different places.  The landscape looks different. There are a range of emotions which might be […]