Nurturing and Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Advice for Talking about events in Gaza and Israel

It can be difficult to know how to speak to children and young people about the events in Gaza and Israel. The links on this page aim to provide some advice and suggestions around how to navigate some of these difficult conversations.

How to talk to your child about conflict and war

How to talk to your children about conflict and war | UNICEF Parenting

8 tips on how to approach the conversation with your child and to provide them with comfort and support.

a teenager and her mum sat on a sofa having a serious conversation

7 tips on how to help your child discuss and understand upsetting news – BBC Bitesize

More tips on discussing upsetting news with children and young people.



More useful links to support discussions on recent events with children and young people:

Don’t avoid discussing Hamas-Israel conflict with children, say experts | Children | The Guardian

Friday briefing: Explaining conflict to young people is hard – but can help with their resilience | World news | The Guardian

Statement from Anna Freud on Israel-Gaza | Anna Freud


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