Some useful resources for families to use during the period of closure and general support during this time:
- Hints and tips from Liverpool CAMHS https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f
- National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
- Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
- Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
- Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
- Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
- Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here
https://www.priorygroup.com/ - fast access to market-leading mental health support from the comfort of your home
Please find below a number of resources that have been share within the DFE and from our regional sites:
- BPS guidance - https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus
- BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
- Anna Freud links - Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people
A new online counselling and emotional wellbeing service has been launched to support 11 – 25 year olds across Hull.‘Kooth’ is free and guarantees anonymity for anyone using the service. It can be accessed via a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet device.It is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Kooth enables users to receive one-to-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, access peer-to-peer support via moderated online forums and read and contribute to mental health and wellbeing articles.
October 2018 - we have gained the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)
ELSA: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA support) on site ELSA's = Deena Lidgett, Helen Noman, Dawn McDermott
ELSA’s promote the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
Their role is to support children and young people to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.
The benefits of working with ELSAs are reported to be improvements in individuals’ confidence, self-esteem, understanding and management of emotions, behaviour and social skills.
ELSA’s operate across the school, sixth form and residence.
Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper (Department of Health and Department for Education)
MHFA England February 2017 Newsletter (Mental Health First Aid England)
WAS - Wellbeing Award for Schools
Promote positive social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and wellness for pupils and staff in your school.