Support and Guidance for Emotional Wellbeing

Please find below some places where parents, carers and students can find guidance and advice around emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 virus.  

 

ESSEX CHILD AND FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Hub includes guidance and information on talking with your children about COVID-19,
relationships at home, safeguarding yourself and others, dealing with a very young baby and financial welfare.

https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/covid-19-pandemic-resource-hub/

 

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KOOTH

Free safe and anonymous online support for young people, with the facility to chat to a friendly counsellor and write in a daily journal.

https://kooth.com/      

                                       

 Young-Minds

 

YOUNG MINDS

Tips, advice and where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/

 

If you're a parent visit the coronavirus advice page, full of tips for supporting your child if they are anxious or worried:

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

 

 Childline

 

 

CHILDLINE

Support and advice online and via a helpline, as well as message boards, real life stories and a calm zone featuring breathing exercises and videos to help you let go of stress.

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

 Papya

 

 

PAPYRUS

Papyrus provide confidential support and practical advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK

https://papyrus-uk.org/

 

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ESSEX SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD

Numerous resources and advice for parents and young people to help with understanding emotional wellbeing

 https://www.escb.co.uk/young-people/emotional-wellbeing-and-mental-health/

 

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GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

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This is an online video by Jo Morton Brown about strategies to promote positive mental wellbeing:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFB1XwKcbymlIJCzyeo6eg    

 

ESSEX WELFARE SERVICE

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Essex Welfare Service has been set up to support the most vulnerable in our community.

Designed for people who are without the support of family, friends or neighbours we are co-ordinating requests and referrals for support and connecting them to volunteers who want to do their bit at this exceptional time of need. Click below to fill out a form to request support:

https://www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk/support-request

 

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THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY

8 Tips for dealing with conflict at home:

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/news-and-blogs/our-blog/dealing-with-conflict-at-home

The Children's Society and Safe In Essex are offering virtual activities for ages 8-12 and 13-19 the week beginning 29th June. Sessions include subjects such as Self-Care, Resilience, Mindfulness and a discussion group for the LGBTQ+ community. Please see below for a pdf of the full schedule of sessions 'Safe in Essex teams programme from 29.06.2020'). The programme starts Monday, 29th June and you can access the sessions via Microsoft Teams (through the internet or the app).
To book your place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07725639571 with your full name and age and which session you would like to attend.

 

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK #kindnessmatters

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. There are so many ways you can get involved and explore the theme: #KindnessMatters💚

Download your supporter pack here 👇 https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/get-involved

 

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ANNA FREUD

We love this animation that explains 'we all have mental health'. It aims to give young people accessible language to talk about mental health, a better understanding of mental health self-care and advice on who to ask for support when it is needed.

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/schools-in-mind/resources-for-schools/we-all-have-mental-health-animation-teacher-toolkit/

 

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NHS 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-your-teenager/ 

 

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ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/ 

 

 

For Parents and Carers of SEN students:

Please find below a link to the National Autistic Society website where you will find information and resources about COVID-19.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx 

 

If you are looking for a social story to help explain Coronavirus to your relative or the person you support, Carol Gray has created one:

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

 

MENCAP easy read information about COVID-19

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf

 

NIP IN THE BUD

Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions. The goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and to reduce the risks of those conditions becoming more serious in later years.

The films cover Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Their most recent film is Tips for Parents and Teachers – Children returning to school
https://nipinthebud.org/information-films/tips-for-returning-to-school/

The film also comes with a downloadable Fact Sheet - https://nipinthebud.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Supporting-Children-Returning-to-School-After-the-Lockdown.pdf

 

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY

8 Tips for dealing with conflict at home:

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/news-and-blogs/our-blog/dealing-with-conflict-at-home

The Children's Society and Safe In Essex are offering virtual activities for ages 8-12 and 13-19 the week beginning 29th June. Sessions include subjects such as Self-Care, Resilience, Mindfulness and a discussion group for the LGBTQ+ community (see below for PDF of schedule of sessions). The programme starts Monday, 29th June and you can access the sessions via Microsoft Teams (through the internet or the app).
To book your place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07725639571 with your full name and age and which session you would like to attend.

 

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