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Coronavirus Well Being Information

CORONAVIRUS WELLBEING PAGE
“We hope you are fit and well.”  How many times have we hoped, said or typed that in recent weeks?

Through all of this, school is still here and still trying to help. Here are some ideas that we hope will be of use to support you and your family over the next few months…


Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any worries or concerns that you think we may be able to help with.

 

Coronavirus Information:
Free online book for children aged 5 – 9 https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/ 


Coronavirus for young children – booklet produced by Manuela Molina https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Video, useful for Y3 – Y7    https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
Coronavirus social story by Carol Gray  https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf


ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children  https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/


CBBC: Video and Questions  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus  https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus


Advice for adults talking to children about coronavirus from the British Psychological Society

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus 
BBC Newsround  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
Picture Story about Coronavirus  https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf
World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2
Child Mind Organisation   https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
NHS  www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families
Emotional Wellbeing 
BBC mental wellbeing article, Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
Blog post from Educational Psychology insight around self-care  https://www.epinsight.com/post/managing-stress-self-care-during-the-coronavirus-crisis
Calm App is offering 'soothing meditations', a 'calm masterclass', 'calm kids' and mindfulness resources: https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath
Headspace App has a collection called Weathering the Storm, which includes meditations, sleep and movement exercises: https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
Rainbow Breath - Flow | GoNoodle : https://youtu.be/O29e4rRMrV4
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children
ELSA www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/


Public Health England ‘Every Mind Matters’ https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/now-more-than-ever-every-mind-matters/ 


 

Books and Stories

Hey Warrior – Karen Young


The Huge Bag of Worries – Virginia Ironside


Ruby’s Worry – Tom Percival


Me and My Feelings – Vanessa Allen 


Don’t Worry – Be Happy – Poppy O’Neill

 

Here is a link to the Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Board which has ideas about talking to children about Corona virus and keeping them safe during these uncertain times  https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org/sscb/safeguarding-information-and-resources/coronavirus-or-covid-19

   

Online Safety
These sites have lots of resources and information for keeping children safe online;

Childnet  https://www.childnet.com/


Thinkuknow  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 


Safer Internet Centre:  http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/


Netsmartz   http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx


Parent Zone  www.parentinfo.org

 
CBBC – stay safe  http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/ 

 

And if the worst should happen…
Winston’s Wish https://www.winstonswish.org/ 


Daisy’s Dream https://www.daisysdream.org.uk/


Child Bereavement Uk https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ 


Good Grief Trust  https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/


Cruse https://www.cruse.org.uk/

 

Free School Meals
If your financial position has changed due to Covid 19, you might be eligible to claim free school meals for your child. This would enable them to have a free packed lunch whilst school is closed and then continued free school meals once we are open again. To check your eligibility please click on this link to the Sheffield City Council website:  https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/schoolmeals 


Useful Phone Numbers
Supportline 01708 765200
Childline 08001111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Young Minds – Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544
NHS Mental Health Support 03444 775 774
NHS Covid 19 information 111
Government Business Support 0800 024 1222
Alcohol Support 0300 123 1110
Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 9177 650
Drug abuse support – Frank 0300 1236 600
Narcotics Anonymous 0300 99 1212 

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