Well Being & Additional Support
Below are some useful websites which will help you through this challenging time.
Don't forget, we're also here to help.
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MyMind is a website for young people, parents, and professionals working with children & young people. Here you can find information on how to look after your mental health, how to access help and support, and details of support services in your local area.
At present many parents will be juggling childcare with working from home.
op tips for parents working from home:
The NSPCC has created an information and advice resource for parents/careers of young people with anxiety about Coronavirus.
CAHMS has been created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. It also includes some specific resources relating to the coronavirus.
The Anna Freud Foundation
The Anna Freud Foundation website has a helpful page with information about how to support children during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Heartsmart @ Home
Quite a few of our children are familiar with and use the Heartsmart. In response to school closures, the team at Heartsmart have launched a free family resource kit that all children/parents can access at home and online. There’s lots of purpose filled activities, a daily Boris film, fun videos - we do hope it brings strength and wellbeing during this unsettling time.
Every Mind Matters - Looking After Your Mental Health
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives.
The Every Mind Matters website provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Are you struggling to relax? Why not try some meditation. In school the children adore Gonoodle - it's a free website full of lots of relaxation exercises. We have added a few old favourites to the bottom of the page.
Headspace is another website full of useful information about meditation and relaxation.
CEOP is a well known and valuable child exploitation resource bank. Given current circumstances they are releasing a new activity pack every 2 weeks to support parents to deliver online safety activities with children at a time when they will be spending more time online at home.
Don't to get to visit our main E-Safety page for further advice.
Mental Health Helpline - 0300 303 3972
Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral.
Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it is open to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support.
What to do if you need urgent mental health help:
Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need.
The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages
– including children and young people.
The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service Call 0300 303 3972.
Please note - A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems –
Call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you.
You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.
For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Don't forget - For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk