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Wellbeing

 The wellbeing of our parents and families are very important to use and hope that some of the information available here will be helpful to you and your child.

Family Learning6.11.20 details of courses/workshops for parents/carers/grandparents

Children’s Occupational Therapy Centre

Wellbeing Self Assessment Tool – click here

Details of Mental Health Awareness Week can be found here

Bereavement Support Line for People Affected by COVID-19

A new Bereavement Support Line which was launched on Monday 20th April.  The support line is a Freephone number which can offer emotional support through speaking to experience staff for anyone who has experience any death (not just through COVID-19) but are affected through;

  • Not being able to see the person before they died through social distancing
  • Being left alone because the person they lived with has died and family can’t come due to lockdown
  • Not being able to give the person the funeral they may have wanted due to social distancing restrictions and lockdown
  • The person may have died abroad and the person couldn’t get to see them through restrictions

We  have been asked to pass this on to parents or young people to be aware of this service on offer.

Through ringing the helpline, people will get emotional support and can be referred onto an appropriate service or signposting to out of hours helplines to support them.  See the poster below for more details:

BSL Poster

Family Lives

Covid -19 How to cope practically and emotionally

Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.  Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

 A new area on the ECC website – Staying Well Children and Families – has been created and includes information, guidance and resources that schools can share with parents and carers to help them at this time.

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support during Coronavirus

Mindful Moments

We have been sharing these Mindful Moments each week with the children in school.  We use these to teach the children how to switch off and take a moment to relax.  Have a look at some of these with your children, you may pick up some tips yourself!
attached below:

Yoga

Yoga keeping your mind and body healthy. You shouldn’t need any equipment just some fitting clothing and an open mind. Try these and have some fun together;
Spider-Man yoga
Harry Potter Yoga
Going on a Bear hunt Yoga
Rainbow Yoga
Yoga for the classroom 

Support during the COVID-19 coronavirus

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (Covid 19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.

YOUNG MINDS

If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, here are some things you can do.

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Talking about mental health: start the conversation

 

We all have Mental Health 

 

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service

Mental Health Foundation – Support for Mental Health

 
 
 
 
 

Childline

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people through our site.https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Call free on 0800 1111

Samaritans

Are you an adult in crisis?  Contact a Samaritan
If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.
Call: 116 123

Young Minds

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.  https://youngminds.org.uk/