For Parents and Guardians

We hope that, as a parent or guardian, you think that taking part in VIP Talk about it or VIP Partnership is a good idea. We recommend reading the student booklet called “That’s Life” (2017) that your child has received from us. You can also take a look at our website to learn more about mental health in general and what VIP Mental Health in Schools can offer.

Feel free to ask your son or daughter about the implementation of VIP Talk about it or VIP Partnership at their school. The VIP topics can be a good starting point for conversations you can have around a dinner table.
We’ve noticed that more and more schools initiate early conversations with the students in which the parents are also present. We believe that a good dialogue between school and home is important when it comes to taking care of the mental health of our youth.

As the VIP team, we would like to provide the parents with more support in utilising all of our knowledge and experience. Maybe you think that a mental health-themed meeting for parents and young people at your school could be a good idea? Feel free to contact us or the school — we will be happy to contribute to such a meeting.

If you are concerned about your or someone else's child and you need advice, we recommend that you use the resources available at school, such as a teacher, a school nurse, or a counsellor. Additionally, there are a number of helplines that will be happy to give you advice in such situations. See the link to the available helplines at the bottom of the page. In case of a need for immediate help, you can contact emergency care or a local psychiatric emergency team.​

As part of the implementation of VIP Talk about it, the schools can send this letter to parents or guardians who are interested. Many schools use other communication channels to reach the adults at home, but as a parent or guardian, you might still want to read how we ourselves present VIP Talk about it.

Sample lette​r to guardians (pdf) — Please note that the PDF is in norwegian

Other languages

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Sist oppdatert 18.01.2024