The resources below may help you support your child when talking about Covid-19 at home.
Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening right now to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.
“I decided to write a book about worry and stress and how normal it is and how we can try and mitigate it. I think we might not acknowledge that small children worry as much as they do. Without a means of expressing their anxieties the stress can manifest and have adverse effects.
It’s important to talk openly about what is going on and that the feelings we’re experience are being felt by a lot of people, and that by sharing and caring for each other we can try and make it a little better.”
Safety Net are delighted to share with you all the latest issue of their e-zine, Sussing out School, it focuses on change and transition.
|Safety Rocks has a special edition of their newsletter is available with information, advice and tips on how to stay feeling safe and well during the current Coronavirus emergency.
Safety net also has a wealth of support for families, please click on the image below:
|The World Health Organisation has produced a leaflet on helping children cope with stress during the Covid-19 outbreak.|
|Daily Wellbeing Activities
Try a wellbeing activity each day. Many of these are evidenced based to improve wellbeing although you might need to do them more than once a week to feel the benefit. Approach them with a curious and open mind, but if it does not feel safe for you to try it then don’t – try something else. Do you feel any different after doing the activity? Is it something you can do again? Is it something to recommend to a friend or family member? We have tried to make sure these don’t all require Internet or lots of resources. If you don’t have access to what you need, try and modify the activity or try a different one. Most importantly if you are really struggling with your wellbeing every day then ask for some help. Contact your school or go through these websites for extra help.
|Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.|
|The Children’s Commissioner has a downloadable guide for children about the coronavirus.|
|The British Psychological Society (BSP) has advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.|
|MindEd is an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.|
|The Child Bereavement Network has advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.|
Do you have a child or young person at school in Brighton & Hove?
If you have any concerns about their Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing you are invited to talk to a Primary Mental Health Worker from the Schools Wellbeing Service.
Telephone consultations are available whilst schools are closed
- Please email SWSConsultationLine@brighton-hove.gov.uk
- Or call 01273-293481
You will need to send/leave us your name and phone number and a Primary Mental Health Worker will call you back.
Whilst we aim to call back within two days, please be aware we may have a high demand so your patience is appreciated.
This is not a crisis number – if you require immediate support you need to contact your GP, call CAMHS duty care on 03003040061 or go direct to A&E
For information on different services available, please visit findgetgive.com