Mental Health Awareness Week (Kindness)- 18th-24th May 2020
This is an unprecedented time when we can feel a range of emotions – both negative and positive. We are all worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting our life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people or coming into work and supporting vulnerable children and those with critical worker parents. This might feel difficult or stressful.
But there are lots of things you can try that could help your well-being – this page will be updated with resources to help us cope with our varying feelings – whether we are parents, teachers or children.
Kooth Resources – Y6 Children
Kooth is a BACP accredited service which provides online emotional wellbeing and counselling support from trained counsellors to children and young people in Lancashire. The service is commissioned by Lancashire CCG and is completely free, safe and anonymous, so children and young people can seek the support they may need without having to disclose their personal information.
Parents and guardians who are unfamiliar with the service can find further information on our website: https://xenzone.com/kooth/ and they also contact the team using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or queries they may have.
Follow the link to find the official government guidance on supporting your children with their mental health, as well as yourself: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
Please scroll down the page to find resources to help you:
Mental Health: This resource has been recommended by a mental health nurse to provide some support and direction to adults. They are good resources and they are available as an app too: http://www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/northumbria/