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    Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Here are a number of websites to support you to manage you or your child's mental health and wellbeing:

    https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

    http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk/covid-anxiety-stress-resources-links/

    https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

    https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse842d2

    https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/#coronavirus

    https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

    https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf

     

    This article explores how to protect your own mental health during the coronavirus outbreak:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

     

    This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disruption caused by the Coronavirus:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnANLAcpRZ4&feature=youtu.be

     

    Free webinars from AC Education - including positive parenting techniques, conflict under lockdown, and understanding and calming anxiety:                                                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_5iBjpgS4p0JtspgzIlIw/videos

     

    Newsround video (for children) – Advice if you're worried about the coronavirus:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51887051

     

    Newsround video (for children) - How to cope when you can’t go to school because of the coronavirus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51656718

     

    Helplines

    SHOUT - text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

    https://www.giveusashout.org/

    Childline - under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support

    https://www.childline.org.uk/

     

    Useful documents

    Here are some flyers for services specifically available in Bedford Borough, and other useful documents:

    1. Bedfordshire 0-19 Team
    2. ChatHealth
    3. Dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus book for children
    4. Managing Stress and Self-Care
    5. Mental Health Advice COVID 19
    6. Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Early Help Services
    7. Non screen activities
    8. Parent Advice sheet - COVID
    9. Parentline
    10. Playing-actively-in-and-around-the-home
    11. Supporting home learning routines - Planning the day
    12. Understanding COVID