Covid 19 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Guidance from the Department of Education

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

Health and Well being Digital Pack Support your Mental Health

Government guidance available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-o

Advice from our NHS:

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 Some resources to support your child/children:

https://wheredideveryonego.github.io/book/#/

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

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-highlights-importance-talking-children-about-coronavirus

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

Some resources to support adults:

https://www.leapers.co/resources/little-guides/coronavirus-working-from-home

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/coronavirus-parents-working-from-home/

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/talk-us-phone/

https://www.devonias.org.uk/information/q-and-a-about-coronavirus-and-school/coronavirus-support-and-resources/