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Well-Being and Mental Health

The government is now advising us to avoid all but essential social contact. This will mean that more of us will be spending a lot of time at home and many regular social activities will be unavailable. It is important that through this period of time we look after our own well-being and mental health as well as try and encourage our children to do the same. 

 

It is important to schedule in physical activities and mindfulness breaks - below are some links to try and help you support your child at home.

Yoga for Children
Mindfulness Activities
Well-Being Activities

Talking to your children about Coronavirus

Advice on talking to children about Coronavirus, by British Psychological Society:

https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/Talking%20to%20children%20about%20Coronavirus.pdf

 

Supporting parents and carers video - Anna Freud Centre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnANLAcpRZ4&feature=youtu.be  

 

How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by Unicef:

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Child-friendly explanation of Coronavirus for Primary age students:

https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf

 

Information video on Coronavirus for Primary age children (KS2), by Brainpop:

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

Helplines 

SHOUT - text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

 

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

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

 

Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021

https://www.winstonswish.org

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families

 

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 25 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.

 

CALM Helpline - Call 0800 58 58 58

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

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

 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - Call 0808 2000 247

Free, confidential, 24 hour helpline

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 

 

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

 

BCP Community Coronavirus Support

You can request help with deliveries of food and other essentials as well as support with loneliness and wellbeing. Call - 0300 1231752 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)

 

Citizens Advice 

Providing advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.

Citizens Advice Harrow - Phone us 020 8427 9477
Email advice@citizensadviceharrow.org.uk

Citizens Advice Brent - Phone us 020 8438 1249

 

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