Well-Being Resources

 

Supporting Children’s understanding of Coronavirus

Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman

A brightly coloured picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus.

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

 

Wellbeing Activities for children

Super Movers

These are videos that will get your child up and moving, and they are linked to the curriculum. The can also be selected based on which key stage your child is in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Move and relax with some yoga on Cosmic Kids. There are lots of different themes.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 

Go Noodle

Go Noodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. It allows children to wake up their bodies as well as engaging their minds.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

 

Supporting children's behaviour during school closure

Action for Children

Action for Children offer support for children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. 

They have some useful articles particularly around managing children's behaviour at home during the pandemic. All children are being affected by the pandemic in some form and they all respond differently and deal with their emotions in different ways.

Below are links to direct pages of their website that you may find helpful but please visit the website for further information on how to support your child at home.

 

Advice on how to manage challenging behaviour

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/managing-challenging-behaviour-lockdown

 

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/addressing-tween-anger

 

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/coping-with-changes-in-behaviour

 

Mindfulness and anxiety

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/mindfulness-for-children-at-home

 

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/worry-tree-activity

 

https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-can-i-help-my-child

 

Forward Thinking Birmingham

Forward Thinking Birmingham offers mental health support to children and young people in Birmingham.

Please refer to their website for further support and advice for mental health or emotional health issues you are worried about:

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault

 

 

Assemblies

An assembly about wellbeing with a sing along with the cast of the West end show Lion King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=IR4hIxUZXmU&feature=emb_logo

 

A kindness assembly led by the Duchess of Cambridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8ox2bX_rQ&feature=youtu.be

 

An assembly about resilience with a little help from a professional football player:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lwl5DBqk1c&feature=emb_logo

 

An assembly all about discovery with the first British astronaut - Helen Sharman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0keXnJkHpn8&feature=emb_logo

 

An assembly about the importance of movement (and learn some new dance moves!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=VJppUpn8beI&feature=emb_logo

 

Supporting children with the transition back to school

Beacon School Support have created 5 tips for parents on how they can support their child returning back to school. Please follow link below.

https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/newsletters/parents-how-to-help-your-child-return-to-school-successfully?fbclid=IwAR34Z4YYske59ZBG8kQZTpDr5I1NC9nwdIMu9syhIJiB2i0VKi1fQP3GZkQ

 

Free widget toolkit

 https://www.widgit.com/resources/popular-topics/back-to-school-june/index.htm 

 

Supporting children who are experiencing bereavement

Resources for parents

Grief is overwhelming at any age, and children may struggle to express what they're going through. You can get the conversation started by:

  • Sharing Lost for words – a free e-book of advice by grieving children for grieving children
  • Sharing 'Thunks on death' (about halfway down the page) – a set of cards designed to open discussion about death and grief
  • Completing memory books (see under the heading 'Resources for children and young people')

The NHS

Children and bereavement – includes lots of resources for parents and children, including helplines and tips for creating a memory box

Child Bereavement UK

Cruse Bereavement Care

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

  • On My Mind is a resource for children to learn how to support their own mental health and wellbeing. It stresses the important of self-care 

Children’s books:

  • No Matter What by Debi Gliori
  • Come Back Grandma by Sue Limb
  • Badger’s Parting Gift by Susan Varley
  • The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup

Always and Forever by Debi Gliori and Alan Durant

 

Supporting children during lockdown and school closures

BBC Children in Need wanted to share Dr Radha’s really useful, top tips to help parents and children cope being at home during these strange and uncertain times.

 

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/changing-lives/dr-radhas-wellbeing-tips/?f24_pid=b946ac20-42ca-4604-b792-7d33969e4c02

 

New resources:

Link to CBeebies 'Get Well Soon' program where Dr Ranj addresses coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus

 

Widgit resource. Widgit, which is a symbol-based language used predominantly to support those with special educational needs, have released free materials including updated symbols for Covid- 19 and a series of boredom buster activities

https://www.widgit.com/covid19.htm?utm_source=Widgit+Bulletin+List&utm_campaign=697df1f259-WIDGIT-JOURNAL-APRIL-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ff234fd52c-697df1f259-501179617&mc_cid=697df1f259&mc_eid=ea3d81164c

 

https://www.widgit.com/resources/popular-topics/index.htm?utm_source=Widgit+Bulletin+List&utm_campaign=697df1f259-WIDGIT-JOURNAL-APRIL-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ff234fd52c-697df1f259-501179617&mc_cid=697df1f259&mc_eid=ea3d81164c 

 

NHS Guidance on looking after children and young children during the cornavirus outbreak

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/looking-after-children-and-young-people-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

 

Just a few little ideas you may want to try with your children whilst you are at home.

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Mental Health Links

Click here to access a document with some links to websites and ideas to keep your minds and bodies active

Mental Health and Well-Being Links

Mental Health Pack

With the closure of schools, we have collated some mental health resources to support you during this time.

Coronavirus Mental Health Pack