Information & advice for parents and families
During these unsettling and unprecedented times, we know how important it is for children to effectively communicate any questions, concerns or anxieties with adults who are closest to them. This page provides a range of materials which you can use to support these conversations and help your child understand and manage their feelings and emotions during these times.
Below is a list of websites for parents and children to access. Attached are also some additional booklets and materials which we hope will be useful to you and your child. Please also access the additional 'tabs' within this section, which focus on specific topics you may find useful.
- The Mental Health Foundation have a wide variety of information and resources offering practical suggestions across a range of lockdown-related issues.
- Advice from Public Health England for parents and carers looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children during the corona virus outbreak. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
- Mentally healthy schools are providing fortnightly toolkits for school staff and parents. The website also offers a range of free materials and activities which can be accessed at any time. https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/?utm_source=place2be.org.uk&utm_medium=referral#
- Every Mind Matters is an NHS website that offers support and advice on a range of behaviours children might be displaying currently. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/looking-after-children-and-young-people-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/
- NSPCC website with lots of advice and support for parents and carers. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
- This website includes an area for children to access themselves. https://www.mymind.org.uk/