Do you work with concerned or overwhelmed children and young people because of the news around coronavirus (COVID-19), if so it is understandable, especially if they are struggling with their mental health or have a physical illness. You and the young people you work with could be feeling worried about your own health, or someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life. Please click through the links below for for top tips, advice and information.
This guide provides the updated offer from Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing services in Calderdale during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services are having to adapt and change their methods of delivery at present and this document will be updated to reflect the most up to date information.
Open Minds provide neurodevelopmental assessments for children and young people to identify whether or not they have an underlying neurodevelopmental condition, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a result of social distancing restrictions, most face to face appointments were temporarily placed on hold from March 2020.
Recently, 16 young people came together to create 14 flash cards for students returning to education. The purpose of these cards are to help decrease stress levels on any worries or queries that students might have, especially for those who haven’t been in an education setting since March 2020. We created these top worries that we believe were the most frequent worries that students will face when returning in September to their educational settings. Please click here to view the cards.
Open Minds wants to reassure children, young people, families, partners and staff, that we are continuing to offer as much support and services as we can during this difficult time.
We know this is a worrying time for everyone. Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes to do with Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing to increased awareness of infection and hygiene. There is a lot for children and families to process!
This guide brings together trustworthy information and resources to support you and your family during these difficult times.
Safespace offers emotional support for people over 18 who are struggling emotionally. They are open 7 days a week, from 6.30pm every evening – with the latest available appointments at 10pm. Individuals who are struggling can have up to half an hour with a worker to talk through what’s happening and agree any next steps. You can contact Safespace on 01484 345154 or text 07388990227 to get through to a worker. You can also send a private message through Facebook messenger @safespace-Healthy Minds. A worker will contact you back and arrange an appointment for the same evening.
There are lots of messages, advice, opinions and predictions around. Some of it’s pretty drastic, and not all of it agrees – and the uncertainty, in itself, can feel very stressful. Mental Health at Work isn’t here to add to your pressures as an employer by telling you what to do. Instead, at a time when things are moving and changing fast, we just want to make sure you’ve got some useful and practical information when you need it.
At XenZone the creators of Kooth – the country’s biggest digital mental health community – we want to help spread your ideas and thoughts about keeping happy during these unprecedented times. Share your stories and tips with us using the links below or read on how others are coping with the world-wide isolation.
Whilst the world deals with the impact of COVID-19, people are remote-working under enforced situations, we’ve gathered our insights on how best to look after your mental health whilst under these challenging circumstances.
There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of illness. There are now a number of people in the UK who have got it and it is spread easily. Because of this, Mencap has created some easy read information about Coronavirus for you to use.
This Easy Read document is based on the ‘Advice on coronavirus for places of education’ from Public Health England.