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Coronavirus Support

Coronavirus Support

The current situation we find ourselves in due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many people - adults and children alike - may be feeling stressed and anxious. In addition, parents and children are navigating a new 'normal' as they get to grips with home learning. It's vital that we all look after our mental and physical wellbeing at this time. To help, we've collated some useful free resources for you and your family.

Supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus – information for professionals – service updates

 

WORKSHEETS & ACTIVITY SHEETS

How many positives activity sheet: This simple activity sheet will help pupils to visualise and recognise positive features in themselves.

Star qualities activity sheet: Helps pupils identify positive qualities about themselves and others to help them cope with stress.

Hope clouds activity: Encourages pupils to think about their aspirations, especially in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Where do I feel worksheet: Provides children with a visual aid to identify where they are feeling stress in their bodies and to learn how to cope with upset feelings.

Thoughts, feelings and actions worksheet: Questions to help children learn how to self-reflect on thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

 

WEBSITE RESOURCES

Healthforkids.co.uk: Website created by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and aimed at primary school children (and their grown-ups). Features sections on health, feelings, illness as well as fun and educational games.

 

Young Minds

What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

 

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Every Mind Matters: Coronavirus and mental wellbeing

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

 

Just Talk Herts: Looking after your mental health during Coronavirus

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption 

Supporting schools and colleges through disruption [VIDEO]

Supporting parents and carers through disruption [VIDEO]

Supporting young people through disruption [VIDEO]

 

World Health Organization: Timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand advice and information from trusted sources.

 

Education Support: Dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities. Free information, including a free 24/7 helpline – 08000 562 561. It also has financial advice information for supply teachers.

TELEPHONE HELPLINES

Mind Hertfordshire Network provides a crisis helpline for anyone experiencing mental health distress or requiring emotional support and signposting. Professionals, family/friends can call on someone’s behalf with the individual’s consent. Crisis Helpline number: 01923 256391 or visit their website.

Young Minds have a mental health advice line available for parents operating between 9:30am–4pm, Monday–Friday: 0808 802 5544.

 

MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS

Zoe Strickland has kindly given us the permission to share some of her short meditations to help you relax your mind and body.

Relaxing 10-minute Body Scan

Breathing Hand Meditation

 

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