Mental Health & Wellbeing
SOURCES FOR PARENTS TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:
Fresh – CAMHS: http://www.freshcamhs.org/
Liverpool CAMHS: https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/
Talk Liverpool: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/
Mood Juice: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/
NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx#makes
NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx
Mental Health Foundation’s Guide for Parents and Carers:
Secondary School self care for the summer:
Mental Health & Wellbeing:
Kooth is an NHS accredited online counselling service commissioned by Liverpool CAMHS to provide support for young people in Merseyside. Students have received information sessions in school and are aware of the service. Please click on the links below fur further information.
KOOTH PARENT & CARER BROCHURE
Click here to find out information about” Qwell” –a free, safe and anonymous online well-being platform that is now available for all adults in Liverpool (26+).
Click here to download guidance for parents and carers from Public Health England to support children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Click here to access resources and support for children from Childline.
Click here to download a list of resources and organisations where pupils and parents can access mental health support when pupils are not at school.
Click here to access mental health support when not in school
Click here to find out how to sign up to “Kooth” which is a FREE, anonymous, conﬁdential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering counselling, information, and forums for children and young people
Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet
Click the links below to download a booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.
Mind Healthy booklet for families of secondary aged pupils
Supporting Children’s Mental Health During Social Distancing/Self-Isolation
A Whole School Approach to Mental Health resource collection to help adults support children and young people during this period is available here
There are resources which support children and families with their emotional wellbeing.
Childline Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
Neuro Love – mental and emotional health support for pupils aged 13-18
A digital platform, specifically aimed at 13-18-year olds and focusing on maintaining their well-being. The online platform enables young people to book one-to-one sessions online and chat directly with trained mentors and therapists and reduce feelings of loneliness. It also features a wealth of activities, resources and tips to help youngsters manage their emotional and mental health, from group therapy and creative classes to fitness and relaxation exercises. This has been developed in conjunction with Liverpool City Council via the Virtual School who have responsibility for Looked After Children but it is fully accessible to all young people.
Support for Parents
Parenting Through Covid 19 – One city. One Effort – https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/parenting-through-covid-19/
This site has lots of signposting to services and helpful tips for parents from home learning advice to wellbeing support.
Supporting SEND pupils and families
In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool Local Authority’s SEND Support Services are providing advice and support to families during this difficult time, including strategies on supporting learning at home. Click here to download the contact details for the support services available.
Save the Children UK Covid-19 resource pack for families
Please click here to download a resource pack to support families with information and to support and encourage children’s learning at home during this challenging time.
Sources of Factual Information for Children:
Children will be hearing about coronavirus so it is important to share with them factual information – some resources to help with this are:
Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
Coronavirus – A Book for Children – you can download a free book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, to help to talk to children about Covid-19, by clicking here.
For children with additional needs, the following social stories may aid their understanding of the situation;