In the current situation, it can at times feel very stressful, not only for parents but also for children. This list of mental wellbeing resources is designed to provide guidance on how to support the wellbeing of children and young people being educated remotely. The health and wellbeing of our school community is of great importance to us at this difficult time.
We hope that you find these useful in answering questions either you or your child has about the current situation.
This page will be updated as more resources become available to us so please do check back to see any updates to support you and your families.
If you have any school specific questions, please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding Coronavirus for Children
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Advice for Young People
Children's Commissioner - Children's Guide to Coronavirus
Emerging Minds - Supporting children and young people with worries about Covid-19
Emerging Minds are a research network that aims to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems experienced by children and young people.
Guidance for Parents and Carers
Psychology Tools - Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
Sadly, many people across the world have lost loved ones during this time. This is an excellent offering help to children and advice for parents to support children with the loss of someone they love.
Childhood Bereavement Network - http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. It can have numerous benefits, everything from decreased stress and sadness to increased levels focus and happiness, according to general mindfulness research. Mindfulness meditation practice is one way to truly experience the current moment and integrate that awareness into your everyday life.
Self Esteem and Mental Wellbeing
The British Psychological Society - A Variety of Blogs
How to NOT go to school - A free, downloadable book about children's emotions and wellbeing
Beacon House have published the document below with some activities to support mental health at this time.