Where to find help - resources to support students and parents

https://worry-tree.com/

A downloadable app which is simple to use and helps through logging worries in order to clear your mind.  Can be used by adults or children.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads

This is a collection of downloadable self-help guides that may be useful to you, these can be used to help developing and maintain positive mental health. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents. Just click the resource you think might support your need the best. 

https://www.intraquest.co.uk/covid-19/

Intraquest have created a range of videos to support with reducing anxiety and promoting a healthy sleep routine for young people of all ages. There are also ideas on creating a Keep Calm Kit for younger children that you might find useful. 

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/coping-with-coronavirus

Beyond Words is a charity that provides books to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, these resources empower people through pictures. These books are free to download and offer an opportunity to discuss Corona Virus and the issues surrounding it the virus and lockdown. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/7-simple-tips-to-tackle-working-from-home/

There are seven simple tips on the every mind matters website:-
Establish you own routine, Make a dedicated workspace, Give yourself a break, Stay connected, But set boundaries, Start thinking longer term and Be kind to yourself.

 

Mencap info

Keeping Fit links:-

PE with Joe
The body coach, Joe Wickes is running a live workout session on his Youtube Page, Monday-Friday at 9am. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks

Yoga is great for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness.
Start with the shorter five and ten minute videos, if you’re not sure where to start, or her specifically designed "Yoga for Seniors" half an hour flow, designed to be slow and gentle.  
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Gym-free workouts.  Equipment-free workouts for all levels
Put the fun back into fitness with these illustrated guides designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow. 
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-workouts/

NHS recommendations
To stay fit and healthy, you're recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. 
Plus, you should aim to do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week. These home workouts are an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals, so give them a go!   
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/

The Body Coach TV
Many of you may have used the Joe Wicks workout each morning at 9am but he has many other workouts on his youtube page – why not give some of them a go?  “I started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. It’s taken me a long time to grow it but it now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world ☺️”  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Sydney Cummings is a US based personal trainer. Her you-tube channel has 500+ free 10-60 minute workouts based on everything from yoga to high intensity interval training (HIIT).These workouts will give you a great sweat without using any equipment! All you need is your body and some space to move and you’ve got a sweaty, heart –pumping workout that will challenge you anywhere, anytime!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVQJZE_on7It_pEv6tn-jdA/featured

STAY ARMY FIT AT HOME
There are plenty of exercises that you can do without needing equipment or a gym membership.
The army have put together a playlist of exercise videos from their PTI’s (Physical Training Instructors) to help you improve or maintain your level of fitness.
https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-join/can-i-join/fitness/army-fit-at-home

 

Keeping Safe Online links:-

Keeping safe online – there is a lot of support out there for parent/carers concerned about keeping their children safe online. Below are a number of useful links to support with this:-

Wellbeing links:-

There is lots of available support online for both adults and children around wellbeing and mental health. 
To support your child we recommend the following websites: 

https://www.actionforhappiness.org

https://www.headspace.com

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

https://www.studentminds.org.uk/lookingafteryourmentalwellbeing.html

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

“THE PARENTS GUIDE TO COPING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES”

https://www.dudleycol.ac.uk/Portals/0/downloads/parents-guide%20coping-with-school-closures.pdf

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