Wellbeing Information Page 1

Here and on Wellbeing Information Page 2 is a selection of resources for both parents and children to help with overall wellbeing. We have covered the topics that parents come to us most often for help, both for their children and themselves. We have expanded the list of coronavirus resources but also included tips on how to prepare your child to come back to school in September.

Coronavirus specific support

Websites: 

https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/document/resources-for-children/

BBC Newsround – daily news updates in a child friendly way

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/away-from-home/at-school/

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Animated stories for children

The Stay Home Superheroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaXYos5T7x4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR30yhZB15yaT_RJHRHznGrF96apyj9N5nO7DZOTR-xHA8NKW9nIBxnzMNU

Time to come in Bear – The World caught a cold. 

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7c890c5321e?fbclid=IwAR22PQxdQurODicheKliFEbMsWP4PMtuHHvXuv3Dsj7QHZ2aTvodTwDZgDk

Be a Coronavirus Fighter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsmDo6eCr2Q&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR11TsTVnmsznGLfpUlXIFFhgJ8ExN6wwg2Ak_1MjKIkS4Ekf0Qp-DgOiL0

Online activity resources:

https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/corona/?fbclid=IwAR22PQxdQurODicheKliFEbMsWP4PMtuHHvXuv3Dsj7QHZ2aTvodTwDZgDk

https://www.bouncebrighterfutures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MH-Activities.jpeg

https://www.bouncebrighterfutures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Childrens_Activities_v5.pdf

Books to download:

Explaining the Coronavirus

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0rkNFxkqs70byV3y3zZ784Y6Atn_Li5iHW5-QytI1mYygepQwPlf2PazM

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2 

My Hero is You

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/my-hero-you

Supporting Children at Home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Supporting-Children-Home-profits-donated/dp/B088T5L24Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XZUDHEGUA2YC&dchild=1&keywords=supporting+children+at+home&qid=1594814335&sprefix=Supporting+children+at+home%2Caps%2C218&sr=8-1

Back to school support

https://beaconschoolsupport.co.uk/newsletters/parents-how-to-help-your-child-return-to-school-successfully

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/supporting-a-child-returning-to-school-after-lockdown/

Wellbeing Support for Adults

Mental health UK

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Rethink

https://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/managing-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

Mind for better mental health: 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Heads Together

http://www.headstogether.org.uk/

Samaritans UK 

https://www.samaritans.org/

Free Call 24/7: 116 123

Email 24 Hour response time: jo@samaritans.org

Other Support Groups:

Devon Domestic Abuse Support

Call 0345 1551074

https://www.devon.gov.uk/dsva/domestic-violence-and-abuse/

https://www.splitz.org/devon.html

Local Domestic Abuse Support - SASHA

Call 07399564517 (Sun/Tues/Thurs 7-9 pm and Tues/Thurs/Fri 10am-3pm)

www.sashatotnes.com

sasha@totnesconnectionhub.co.uk

National Domestic Abuse Support

Call 0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Guidance for people without English as a first language

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-get-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-translations

Citizens Advice

Call 03444 111 444

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

General support for parents

Anxiety resources:

Books for children:

Keep-Calm Guru: Wise Ways for Children to Regulate their emotions and Senses  by Lauren Brukner

ISBN 978-1-78592-7140

The Panicosaurus: Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome by K.I  Al-Gahni  

ISBN 978-1-84905-356-3

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly 

ISBN 978-1-84905-341-9

The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside 

ISBN 978-0- 34090-317-9

What to do When You Worry too Much: A kids guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner

ISBN 1-59147-314-4

When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children Who live with Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

ISBN 978-1-93747-380-8

The Panic Book by Neil Phillips

ISBN 0-9585604-20

Useful Websites:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anxiety-children/Pages/Introduction.aspx

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/anxiety

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/our-services/anxiety-information/young-people-and-anxiety/resources

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/worriesandanxieties.aspx

Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit 

www.yd-expanded-wellbeing-toolkit-devon.pdf

https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/archives/9910 - supporting children who are anxious (Nip in the bud short film)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

www.otb.ie/HH-anxiety-disorders-in-children

www.otb.ie/HH-young-minds-anxiety

There are also some parenting programmes that teach parents of anxious children how to overcome their anxieties. The two programmes below are based on Cognitive Behaviour Techniques which are the preferred treatment used by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). They tend to work with children when their anxieties are having a debilitating effect on their day to day living. A CAMHS referral can be made through your GP, School nurse or school. Evidence that you have tried to support your child by teaching them strategies to relax could add weight to your referral.

Parent Lead Treatment Programmes: 

From Timid to Tiger

For parenting the anxious child

Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Ben Laskey, Stewart Rust and Deborah McNally

Overcoming your child’s fears and worries

A guide for parents using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts

Grief Resources:

Reading for parents:

When Children Grieve: 

For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James, Russell Friedman, Leslie Matthews 

ISBN 0-06-008429-4

Bereaved Children and Teens. 

A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals by Earl A. Grollman

ISBN 0-8070-2307-8 

Helping Children with Loss by Margot Sunderland

ISBN: 978-0-8638-8471-9

Reading for children:

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

ISBN 978-0-7445-9898-8

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine

Your Activity Book to Help when someone dies by Diana Crossley and Kate Sheppard

ISBN 978-1-903458-96-9

Badgers Parting gifts by Susan Varley

ISBN 978-1-84939-931-9

Always and Forever by Debi Gliori and Alan Durant

ISBN 978-0-552-567637

The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back: 

A Story for Children Who Have Lost Someone They Love: 2 (Helping Children with Feelings) by Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong

ISBN 978-0-8638-8463-4

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Geoff Stevenson

ISBN 978-0-87516-734-3

Useful Websites:

https://www.winstonswish.org.uk

http://jeremiahsjourney.org.uk

http://www.childrenandfamiliesingrief.co.uk

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/for-parents

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/bereavement/Pages/children-bereavement.aspx

https://childbereavementuk.org/for-families/