Mental Health Support
As part of the COVID-19 response by the school, the inclusion team have gathered a collection of vetted links and activities designed to promote positive mental health. Please feel free to take a look at these non-compulsory ideas below:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/ks2-pshe/health-and-wellbeing-pshce-subjects-key-stage-2/health-and-wellbeing-pshe-subjects-key-stage-2 – A free account is required to access these, please sign up yourself.
Protecting your mental health in uncertain times (specific to Coronavirus): https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
About social distancing: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
Mind guides to planning for staying at home or indoors, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing and a checklist re: are you ready to stay at home? https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Advice for young people, parents, carers, schools and colleges about what each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives. Includes self-care activities which you can do at home: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Autism and the Corona virus- 20 tips: https://petervermeulenblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips/
A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, was launched on 28th April. Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.
DWP’s employment and benefits support – The Employment and benefits support website includes the latest guidance and messages on sick pay, existing benefit claims, new claims to benefit, self-employment, housing and more.
Please see below the link to a video regarding the ICON Infant crying information leaflet. We encourage you all to watch this video to understand how you can support parents and carers to cope with a crying baby: https://youtu.be/gyQPzIxyTSA.