Supporting Good Mental Health

In the current Public Health Crisis it is important that we all have access to support with our mental health.

Please find a list of resources below that can be used to support you and your families mental health during these unprecedented and unusual times.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school team should you need any further support.

Resource List

Looking after your child’s wellbeing:  

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Anna Freud Centre – advice for parents and carers

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Barnados

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/how-help-your-teenager-staying-home-during-lockdown

Place2be – Answering questions from children

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

NSPCC – advice and support for parents and carers

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Public Health – supporting parents and carers to support children

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-04/Supporting%20parents%20of%20Children%20and%20YoungPeople%20during%20lockdown.whsct_.pdf

Resources for Students: 

Young Minds – advice for young people

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Kooth – online counseling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people

https://www.kooth.com

Anna Freud Centre – advice for young people

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Information for Improving Sleep:

NHS – Sleep information for teenagers

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/sleep-tips-for-teenagers/

Every Mind Matters – Sleep

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=Sleep&gclid=CjwKCAjwp-X0BRAFEiwAheRui7Bns_AM_nE98gdcwMClmPjE3P8SdHEpNsRedOPlJ7pVsQl6VGGSZRoCy_sQAvD_BwE

Mental Health Foundation – How to Sleep Better

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-sleep-better

Information for Managing Anxiety:

Mind – Self-care for anxiety

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/self-care-for-anxiety/

Anna Freud Centre – Managing Anxiety

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11465/helping-cyp-manage-anxiety-apr2020-v3.pdf

Looking after your own wellbeing:

Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse262e7

 Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

 Rethink Mental Illness

https://www.rethink.org

 Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/

 SANE

http://www.sane.org.uk

Information for Practicing Mindfulness:

Mindfulness is a form of meditation practice, which can be useful in helping us to stay in the present moment particularly when our minds feel overwhelmed with fretting about the future or worrying about the past.

NHS – Mindfulness

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

Mind – Mindfulness

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/mindfulness/about-mindfulness/

Positive Psychology – Mindfulness

Mindful – What is mindfulness?

Apps to Support Mindfulness:  

There are a number of apps available which can support the practice of mindfulness some of which have free resources and others which require a paid subscription.

Headspace is currently offering some free meditations called “Weathering the storm”:

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19

Calm has a number of free mindfulness resources available:

https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

Insight Timer has mindfulness resources for sleep, anxiety and stress:

https://insighttimer.com

Contacts in School:

If anyone needs to contact the MAC team over this period in relation to the well-being of a child or to support a family who needs help,  our safeguarding team is contactable at the following addresses.

Kfielder@wrotham.kent.sch.uk  (Safeguarding and Pastoral)

Sgroves@wrotham.kent.sch.uk  (Safeguarding and Pastoral)

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