This section of the website is dedicated to providing parent / carers with information about children’s mental and physical health. Below are links to mental health organisations who provide support to young people and their families.
What is Coronavirus?
Mental Health Organisation and Resources
NSPCC Child Line is still open with trained Childline counsellors there for young people 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Talking to Childline can be the first step that gets a child’s life back on track. And young people can get help and support with any issue they’re going through, no matter how big or small. www.childline.org.uk
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing. www.place2be.org.uk
After piloting with parents and carers in their partner schools, PlacetoBe are proud to have launched Parenting Smart for all UK parents and carers of 4-11 year olds. The Parenting Smart site is completely free to use and access, full of tips and advice on a range of topics including transition to secondary school, meltdowns, and sleep difficulties.
Anna Freud Centre
Tracking My Feelings – This document from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families called Tracking My Feelings is designed to help individual children identify emotional trigger points and moments of positivity in their day-to-day life.
Click here for the link to a video which gives the background to Feel Brave and the five key strategies from the books.
Feel Brave Presentation
Children should be familiar with the Feel Brave characters as we use them in school school assemblies and within classes. There are lots of short videos and activates which you can do with your children to support them with their well being.
BBC – Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy people is a BBC website which provides ideas of things to do with your young children. An NHS psychologist working with parents and preschool children got in touch to say:
“Tiny Happy People is a godsend to parents at this time! We are loving it here at work and directing lots of parents to it. It’s all evidence based too and fits with what we advise.” Tiny Happy People
Kooth.com – online support for young people (This is for Year 6 Children Only)
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
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