Mental Health Matters Updated

 

Anna Freud – a fantastic children’s mental health charity will be hosting their second Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday 23rd April at 4:30pm. This Q&A will be focused on Helping children and young people manage anxiety.  Please like their page to receive notifications about Q&A’s, and if you have any questions you’d like them to answer – you can email these in advance to schoolsinmind@annafreud.org.

We hope to add to this as more advice becomes available.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/news.html

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/

Staying healthy – information sheet for parents

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

We take our PSHE curriculum from this excellent organisation so most children will be familiar with ‘Harold the Giraffe’ who is writing a daily diary with additional activities for the children. It has a range of excellent resources for children and parents.

Resources applicable to children

Youtube – Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Mind Up free resources

MINDUP ACTIVITIES

Guided meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtMHCVBgV00

Big Bag of Worries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ0wyzjr5mg

Smiling Mind- a fantastic free resource. You do have to sign up but then you access a range of programs suitable for children adults https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

We hope these will be of use to you during this time.