Barnardos Ireland have produced a really helpful one page guide to Talking to Children about War which may be useful for any questions that your children could ask about the sad situation in Ukraine.
NHS The Mental Health Support Team Newsletter May 2021
The National Sleep Helpline
The free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to parents about their own sleep issues). Download their leaflet for parents or visit: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
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/
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/
Place2Be have launched a website for parents with practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour. Place2Be parenting Smart