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Summer holiday guilt – a working parent’s perspective on mental health in the summer holidays

Sarah Merrington
Sarah Merrington

Head of the Mental Health at Work Programme, Mind

Many of us look forward to the summer months – warmer weather, longer daylight hours and holidays can be a big boost for our mental wellbeing.

However, for working parents, July and August can be extra challenging when schools are closed for six weeks.

In this blog, Mind’s Sarah Merrington shares her family’s experiences of the summer holidays, and offers advice for employers on what they can do to help.


 

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