Mental Health & Well-being

Resources

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CAMHS resources

A really helpful website which includes, downloadable self-help activities, information guides, videos and more

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk

 

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Supporting your child during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Government guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

‘Many ways to share a hug’ – Social Story

https://www.childhood.org.au/app/uploads/2020/04/hug_HR.pdf

 

Ten tips for talking to your child

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/#ten-tips-from-our-parents-helpline

 

How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill

https://www.winstonswish.org/telling-children-young-people-serious-illness

 

A coronavirus story

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-story-for-children-1.pdf

 

Dr Chris and Dr Xand are here to tell you why the coronavirus might not be as scary as it sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366

 

Action for Happiness – Coping Calendar

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars

 

 

 

Calming Activities, Mindfulness, Breathing, Yoga Videos and More…

Childline Calm-Zone

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone

 

An activity for grounding and calming

https://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/hold-a-sense-of-inner-peace-with-you-wherever-you-go/

 

150 Sensory Learning Ideas

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas

 

 

Stop, Breathe and Think App

https://www.stopbreathethink.com

Check in with how you’re feeling and try short activities tuned to your emotions

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness App 

https://www.cosmickids.com

This app often has a two week trial available

 

Telephone Helplines

Samaritans – Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.

 

Childline – Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

 

NSPCC Helpline – Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

 

CALM Helpline – Call 0800 58 58 58

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Confidential support for men, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, free

 

Women’s Aid – Live Chat https://chat.womensaid.org.uk

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors

Information and support for women  experiencing domestic violence

www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors

 

Winston’s Wish – Call 08088 020021

https://www.winstonswish.org

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families