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Resources to support mental health and well-being

Resources to support mental health and well-being

On this page there are mental well-being resources based on the recommendations of trusted partners.  They are designed to provide guidance on how to support the well-being of children and young people being educated remotely.

Leeds School Well-Being Service 

Leeds School Well-Being Service have provided a guide with lots of useful information including

  • links to national advice
  • Information and guidance to support mental health
  • Information and guidance for children and young people
  • Links to helplines, online chats and referral pathways
  • Healthy eating resources and advice
  • Physical activity resources
  • Resources and advice specific to children with SEND
  • Resources to support home learning

Books for children to explain the coronavirus

Below are a couple of books that have been designed to support parents explaining about the coronavirus to children.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

 

NSPCC

Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting the mental health of children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

Save the Children

Website: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/coronavirus-outbreak/resources/easy-at-home-relaxation-activities-to-help-calm-kids

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting the mental health of children during the coronavirus outbreak and relaxation activities to help calm children

Registration: not required

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

Young Minds

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/

Key stages: Upper KS2 - more suitable for older children

Description: an educational resource for all adults on young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required

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