Health and Wellbeing
A leaflet about anxiety to support parents with helping their children in the current times! Understanding Anxiety
A reminder that families can access practical and emotional help in these difficult times via the Sunshine Centre – they are offering family support and a pantry open Monday to Friday with fresh bread, fruit and veg, frozen meals and essentials. https://sunshinecentre.org/
OCC School Health Nurse
What will it be like going back to school after the lockdown? Watch the School Health Nurses’ Return to School video.
The OCC School Health Nurse newsletter aims to provide families and young people with some useful tips for keeping healthy:
Primary School Newsletter Term 1 September 2020 This issue focuses on mental health and staying healthy.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 6 This issue provides useful links for exercise, mental health, water safety and sleep patterns.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 5 This issue explains how to get help with health and mental health issues during the coronavirus crisis.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 4 This issue’s focus is on coronavirus advice and tips for a good night’s sleep.
For further resources please access the SHN website and SHN Facebook
NHS information and advice on Coronavirus COVID-19: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Faber and Faber
This is a lovely clip to watch while you can’t hug friends and family.
It teaches children about social distancing, and helps them to understand other ways that they can show that they care about others.
The World Health Organization and UN have worked together to create this story for children about COVID-19 in other languages: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you
WHO have also worked with other agencies to create some helpful sheets for parenting support during COVID-19. This one is about one on one time. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/healthy-parenting/english-tipsheet1-updated.pdf?sfvrsn=788a73e3_2
More posters can be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting
Coronavirus – a book for children. Download a free book illustrated by Axel Scheffler from Nosy Crow.com
TES https://www.tes.com/news/how-will-coronavirus-affect-pupils-mental-health Coronavirus may be affecting the mental health of the young people in schools.
Young Minds Young Minds 360° Schools How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus. You can also visit their website for help and advice about dealing with self isolation https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
Mind Coronavirus and your wellbeing for young people https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Action for Children https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/children-s-mental-health/how-can-you-help-with-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health/mental-health-resources-and-information/
The Help Hub The Help Hub has been set up to support individuals who find themselves struggling emotionally due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. We aim to provide a free service for as many people as possible by listening, supporting and helping where we can. You can book a call or video call with us as many times as you need through our simple to use booking system. https://www.thehelphub.co.uk/
IMPS Advice from the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools with useful links for health and mental wellbeing.
IMPS First Point: Supporting Children – where to go for advice These pages give support and advice to young people if they are worried or frightened about something that is happening to them or a friend.
Childline Calm Zone – activities and tools to help you feel better when you’re feeling anxious, scared or sad https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
If you are worried, you can talk to Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/
National Autistic Society
Safeguarding Children in Banbury (SCIB) Read the May 2020 newsletter from SCIB here.
E-Bug A useful website with advice and information about coronavirus and a ‘Back to School Bubble’ e-story book to download to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. https://e-bug.eu/eng_home.aspx?cc=eng&ss=1&t=Information%20about%20the%20Coronavirus