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Mental Health Information

 

 

Government Guidance - 29th March 2020

The latest information from the Government about supporting children's mental health and well being

 

Mental Health information for children to access from home.

NEW!!!!! Course for young people, parents, carers and teachers

In partnership with the University of Reading, Future Learn is offering a free e-learning called “Covid-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood & Depression”

On this course, young people, parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals can learn helpful, practical techniques to cope with low mood and depression during the lockdown period and beyond. You’ll examine how to help young people structure their day and improve sleep and diet and you will cover the following topics:

·         Practical advice on structuring the day and promoting healthy habits

·         Helpful family communication to keep conflict to a minimum

·         The importance of modelling and self-care

·         Tips on managing your thoughts and your feelings

·         Using this time as an opportunity for developing resilience

Click here if you are interested

 

 

 

Here is some useful information published on the Bradford Schools Online website, regarding concerns about mental health and emotional wellbeing of students - information can be found at:

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/news/19197-support-for-parents-following-school-closures-due-to-covid-19

 

Please find below some useful websites for you and your children to access at home.

https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/

https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/my-fears.pdf

https://youngminds.org.uk/youngminds-professionals/360-schools/we-support-pupils-parents-and-the-wider-school-community/

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/star-qualities-activity/

https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/make-your-own-activity-picker/

 

Mindfulness videos

https://youtu.be/c1Ndym-IsQg

Peace out guided relaxation videos on Youtube, particularly good for lower KS2, KS1 and Foundation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgXZW6Xqokw

https://www.calm.com/

 

You will also be able to find lots more worksheets on various websites for you to help your children with their anxieties during these uncertain times.