Support for Mental Health and Well-being

Please find below links to resources that can be used to support parent and child mental health and well-being at this time. 
 
 
Mindful Gnats can aid relaxation and forms part of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programme. Mindful Gnats is the free app which comes with the programme; anyone can download it. 
 
 

This link helps us understand the well-being benefits of being creative for adults and children (a good justification for encouraging creative activities together) https://www.maggiedent.com/blog/lets-get-creative-it-is-good-for-your-health-and-wellbeing/

 

This link is from a New Zealand site and has some really good information about the links between parent and child emotionshttps://education.govt.nz/school/health-safety-and-wellbeing/pastoral-care-and-wellbeing/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-coronavirus/
 
 
This is a link to MindEd for families.  You can register and seek support for your children should you need it. It has brilliant, practical solutions for supporting your child's mental health.https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people/
 
 

This is a child friendly explanation about what our thoughts are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHm5DzlU9as

 

This is a child friendly link helping to explain anger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc
 
 
This is a toolkit resource created in Devon supporting families to understand and manage self-isolationhttps://familyresource.eci.org.uk/toolkit-for-families-in-isolation/
 
 
 
 
 
 
This story for children is helpful to understand our feelings throughout the time of lock-down.