Like any community, there will be children, young people and adults experiencing significant loss, separation, bereavement and trauma. Additionally, there will be many experiencing emotional health concerns such as anxiety and depression, amongst others. This will be unique to each child and family and their individual circumstances.
As a school we understand the potential impact on the children, young people and families within our community. Therefore, we have put together a collection of resources for parents/carers and children and young people to access:
Happyful is an online magazine supporting good mental health: https://read.happiful.com/
Stem4 offers tips for managing anxiety. Some specific to coronavirus: https://stem4.org.uk/ and also: https://stem4.org.uk/resources/
Lancashire Mind works to support children and young people with their mental health. Their work is now very much in demand: https://www.lancashiremind.org.uk/pages/24-children-and-young-people
Another source of guidance and support related to children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing is available through the Healthy Young Minds website. Healthy Young Minds was formed from the Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Programme, which was established to deliver a five-year programme of transformation work across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The overarching aims for the Transformation Programme is to improve the resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, making it easier for them, their families and the professionals who work with them to access advice, help and support when they need it and to improve the standard of mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
We Are With You – Addaction/ We Are With You (WAWY) (formerly Young Addaction) are still offering support to young people under 25 with regard to substance misuse and wellbeing remotely: https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/
Positive Action in the Community – offers projects supporting young homeless people and those living with domestic violence: https://www.p-a-c.org.uk/projects/
Clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre have developed seven ways they consider to be best practice in responding to children and young people’s fears.
7 ways to support children and young people who are worried: ttps://www.annafreud.org/media/11459/7waysanxiety.pdf
Young Minds – for children and young people
NSPCC-counselling online and support for both young people and families: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/