Mental Health & Well-being

Links to resources specific to the coronavirus

Advice about going back to school from the Mental Health Support Team

For NHS information about support during the pandemic click here

Starline is a new helpline available to parents and carers supporting children with their learning at home. They can advise on home learning strategies, curriculum, SEN and can provide behaviour and wellbeing advice. It's free and open six days a week. The number is 0330 3139162.

My Hero is You (Storybook for children on Covid-19)

Coronavirus (A Book for Children)

British Psychological Society guidance on talking to children about the virus

Children's Commissioner - children's guide to coronavirus

Story about coronavirus from the ELSA team

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Coronavirus anxiety toolkit

Links to general mental health and wellbeing resources

Every Mind Matters - nhs site with information about mental health

Create patterns and drawings on weavesilk

Do nothing for 2 minutes - a relaxation activity

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Talking about Mental Health - a short film aimed at children

5 Breathing Exercises for Kids for Calm and Focus

Think Ninja - an app that is currently free

Young Minds - a charity focused on improving the mental health of children and young people

Anna Freud Centre for children and families - this is a London-based charity but there is a lot of useful information and resources on the site

Women's Aid - a charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse

Men's Advice Line - a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse

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