Useful Websites

The Coronavirus pandemic has been a time of anxiety and added stress for most people. As a school, we are committed to helping our children and their families through this current crisis. Here are some websites that you may find helpful.

NHS – 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

Children’s guide to Coronavirus

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Mind – Difficult feelings about the coronavirus pandemic

Mind – Managing your feelings about changes to lockdown – for young people

Beyond Words – A series of picture books to help children and young people deal with the pandemic

Gov.uk Coronavirus

Action for Children – Support for Parents

ChildLine have launched “Calmzone” to help children and young people suffering from anxiety. A fantastic site with practical ideas and strategies to use with children – adults can make use of them too!  https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Qwell – a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing platform for adults that offers articles and advice on a range of issues, as well as providing the opportunity to chat to an online counsellor confidentially and to also be part of a supportive online community and live forums.     www.qwell.io

Bridge the Gap – an organisation dedicated to supporting the mental health of children, parents and teachers in Derby City. Access to useful resources and strategies to use with children, guidance and support  and some free drop in sessions.    https://www.jwbridgethegap.com/

A useful guide for parents and carers from the Mental Health Foundation:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/make-it-count-guide-for-parents-and-carers  

General websites for more information on Mental Health and wellbeing:

Young Minds               https://youngminds.org.uk/

Place2Be                      https://www.place2be.org.uk/

Heads Together           https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/