Mental Health & Well-being

Use this page to source information that can support both adults and children. Scroll down for the information linked to adults.

Resources and links to support children

Psychological First Aid: this is a new, free, online course for parents, carers or anyone supporting children to access. It provides advice and training on how to support children and young people who may be struggling with their mental health due to the pandemic. Please click on this link if you want to access the course or find more information about it.

Dr Alex George is the UK's new Youth Mental Health Ambassador. Watch this clip for some advice from him about your mental health and wellbeing over half term.

BBC Headroom has advice for children on the Bitesize section.

For resources linked to Children's Mental Health Week click here and here

More advice about going back to school from the Mental Health Support Team

Childline

Anna Freud Centre for children and families - this is a London-based charity but there is a lot of useful information and resources on the site

Positively Empowered Kids - a Nottingham social enterprise focussing on early intervention and the prevention of poor mental health in the next generation.

Starline is a new helpline available to parents and carers supporting children with their learning at home. They can advise on home learning strategies, curriculum, SEN and can provide behaviour and wellbeing advice. It's free and open six days a week. The number is 0330 3139162.

My Hero is You (Storybook for children on Covid-19)

While we can't hug - a video story to help children understand social distancing

Coronavirus (A Book for Children)

British Psychological Society guidance on talking to children about the virus

Partnership for children wellbeing resources

Children's Commissioner - children's guide to coronavirus

Story about coronavirus from the ELSA team

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Coronavirus anxiety toolkit

Young Minds - a charity focused on improving the mental health of children and young people

Cosmic Kids Yoga

5 Breathing Exercises for Kids for Calm and Focus

Think Ninja

Talking about Mental Health - a short film aimed at children

free ELSA resources to support children to cope with Coronavirus

nova wellbeing newsletter for pupils

Resources and links to support adults

There is a wealth of useful resources and information available on BBC Headroom. Click here to see the site.

The Mental Health Foundation has lots of useful information.

MutualAid is a group that provide resources and connect people to local community groups.

For NHS information about support during the pandemic click here

Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline - available 7 days a week

Every Mind Matters - nhs site with information about mental health

Face Covid - In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.

Women's Aid - a charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse

Men's Advice Line - a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse

nova wellbeing newsletter for parents and carers

Mindfulness

Create patterns and drawings on weavesilk

Do nothing for 2 minutes - a relaxation activity

Mindfulness colouring

Childline breathing exercises, yoga videos and games, click here

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