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:

Links

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/healthyminds/

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

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.

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

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/

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/

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.

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/usa/reports/emergency-response/stress-busters-from-our-heart-program.pdf

http://www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/26930/Relaxleaflet.pdf

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2013/self-care-kit-covid-19.pdf

https://teammentalhealth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-complete-6-week-Wellbeing-Through-Sport-Activity-Programme.pdf

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.

Documents

Acts of Kindness Bingo

Managing our Mental Health & Staying Well during a Virus Outbreak

Coping Family Life during the Lockdown

Coping Young Person’s guide

#5ways5daysNHS challenge

Coping 5 ways primary

Parenting Special Children Webinars