Mental Health and Wellbeing


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are finding ourselves in an ever-changing situation and we’re aware that each week of lockdown brings new needs and challenges. To support parents and carers during this period of uncertainty and disruption, we wanted to provide some very important links to trusted resources on the internet. This list of mental wellbeing resources comes from The Government and is based on the recommendations of trusted partners. The links are designed to provide practical resources and information to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and the school community. We hope you find these links useful.

Guidance for parents/carers on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing

Guidance during COVID-19

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it. This advice is to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Gov.Uk

NSPCC

Coronavirus has changed lots of things about family life. And we know that some parents and carers might be worried about how to manage stress and changes to their daily routines. It's important to remember that everyone copes with change and stress in different ways. We've got some hints and tips you might find helpful.

NSPCC

Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people

Anna Freud

There is much that each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives, including children and young people who may already be vulnerable or suffering from mental health difficulties.

Anna Freud

Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19

British Psychological Society (BPS)

The British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) has published tips for schools, parents and carers dealing with the unprecedented school closures.

British Psychological Society (BPS)

A downloadable guide for children about Coronavirus

Children’s Commissioner

The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

Children’s Commissioner

An educational resource for all adults on children's mental health

MindEd

MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.

MindEd

Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak

The Child Bereavement Network

The outbreak of coronavirus is a worrying time for us all. The Child Bereavement Network have put together some information to help keep you up to date.

The Child Bereavement Network

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Keep Calm and Have Fun- KS1

Even very young children can feel stressed and anxious, especially during times of change or upheaval. Luckily, there are lots of simple activities you can do together to help your little one learn to calm themselves. Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious.

Cbeebies- Keep Calm

Time to Relax

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