Mental Health and Well-being Links
Fact sheets to support parents/carers during Covid-19 closures
Mental Health and Well Being Support
The following are useful links to support Health and Wellbeing at home:
- Supermovers have several videos that will help to get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum to will keep the children active whilst still learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
- Children Tool Box has a calm zone where you are able to access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope with and express emotions https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
- Go Noodle have both an 'at home' and 'for families' option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos. We use these in school so lots of the children will already be familiar them. https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Imoves have 'Active Blasts' including workouts, yoga and pilates. https://imoves.com/
- The Muddy Puddle Teacher is offering a 30 day free trial; this includes activities for the outdoors, yoga and meditation. https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/
- Action for Happiness produce monthly calendars to support mindfulness https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars
- Blissful kids share mindful game ideas https://blissfulkids.com/
- Babbledabbledo share creativity ideas https://babbledabbledo.com/ as does The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com/
Joe Wicks Kids Workouts e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Cosmic Kids Yoga e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Jumpstart Jonny Workouts e.g. https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
Guided Meditation for Kids e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc
- The mental health charity https://www.mind.org.uk/ offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing.
You can access support specifically relating to the corona virus for both children and adults here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Talking to children about Coronavirus
The current situation means that more children throughout the world are becoming affected by what is happening. Many families have relatives and friends that are infected, isolated at home or are at risk of losing their jobs. This means that in addition to the danger of the virus infection, many families are experiencing increased worry, anxiety and possible changes to their daily lives.
If you are a parent or carer and require any further advice or support from an educational psychologist relating to the above please contact the following help line: 0161 276 0115 – Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00.