Here you will find information, tips and activities relating to mental health & wellbeing to support the whole family. The resources below have been selected by our Jaguars teacher and PSHE lead, Miss Smith, to help you and your child deal with thoughts, feelings and any anxieties.
What support is available?
Listed below are key organisations you can contact if seeking some support for yourself, your child or someone you are concerned about during the lockdown.
Need to talk? 'Samaritans' are there to listen 24 hours/7 days a week.
Tel: 116 123 (free number)
Mental health advice & support - visit the 'Mind' website
Read about "Mind & Coronavirus"
|Mental health information for everyone in Leeds - visit the 'Mindwell' website|
|Children's mental health support - MindMate will work with local services to help find the right support for your child||
Tel: 0300 555 0324
(during office hrs)
Mindwell Support Groups and Counselling
Click on the links below to find out about support groups and counselling.
Some support groups focus on talking about mental health, while others offer advice and information or activities. Find out about peer support and other support groups
Counselling involves discussing personal experiences and issues with a person who is trained to lisent in a safe and confidential environment.
"My Hero is You" Story Book
WHO have released a story book aimed at children aged 6-11 years to help them understand and cope with COVID-19. It explains how we can protect each other and how children can manage difficult emotions. Click on the picture to read the story:
This book has been widely translated into different languages including Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Kurdish, Turkish, Tigrinya and more. Follow the link to find all translations:
Good Days in Unusual Times
The book "Good days in unusual times" by Anne-Mette Lange, gives tips and ideas for children to stay happy during the lockdown. It includes things such as:
Making a plan to help structure the day
Eating healthy meals
Making a list of fun ideas
Learning a new skill from home
Make an Emotion Wheel to help all the family express how they are feeling through the use of pictures. Click on the link below to find out more.
Sentence Starters can be useful prompts for children who are struggling to order their thinking or express the way they are feeling. Use the sentence starters below to communicate verbally or to write down thoughts and feelings.
This resource can be used to help conversations with your child to find out their current emotions and identify what helps them to feel happy and calm.
Tips from the National Autistic Society
Children communicate their emotions in different ways and this may be non verbal. The "Coronavirus: Top Tips" link below will take you to online resources to help support your child with unexpected changes.Click here for "Coronavirus: Top Tips from the National Autistic Society"
Below are some further links for more information on coronavirus and autism:Information on coronavirus & autism from the National Autistic Society"Online Community" to share experiences on autism during lockdown
Click on the link below for strategies and support for reducing parental conflict and the impact this may have on children.