Well-being and Emotional Support

Most importantly, we advise that you continue to reduce any anxieties that children may experience in these exceptional circumstances. In order to support their well-being in such unusual times we offer some of the following suggestions: 

 

Story Books

Pleae click on the book below for a story about returning to school (please skip the first 2 pages).

 

Please click on the books below for fantastic stories to share with your child which helps to explain concepts such as social distancing and also the importance of staying at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional well being and support is crucial during these unprecedented times. The Thrive team have put together a series of weekly activities to support children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. These are excellent activities to do as a family both in and outside the home.

Week 1 

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 2

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 3 

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 4

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 5

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 6

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 7

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 8

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

 

Helpful Websites

 

We have included a list of helpful websites that may be useful during these times.  Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact our school nurse, Michelle Hanrahan, on 01562 514555 if needed or email the generic school health nurses at: whcnhs.startingwellpublichealthnursingwf@nhs.net

 

http://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/ 

 

Twitter account -  @SN_Kidd

 

 https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/

 

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/children-s-mental-health/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=grant-ppc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImeWDyLWk6AIVGYbVCh1KWA8hEAAYAyAAEgIhVvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

 

Please see link below for children and young people relating to Covid-19 pandemic.

www.people.nhs.uk/uncategorized/communicating-with-children-about-covid-19/

 

ACAMH have produced a podcast to help parents with children who are autistic please click on the link below to listen to the podcast.

https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/#163961_20200402035654

 

 

Please click here for more information on the Here2Help service from Worcestershire County Council.

 

 

Relax Kids have created a free Calm Pack for kids.  Please find the link below:

www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack

 

 

Rockpool - Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally (SPACE)

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Rockpool have produced five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children's and adult's emotional behaviour (click the factsheet): ​

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 Factsheet 1: Being Safe 

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 Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected 

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 Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience 

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 Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment 

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 Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships 

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The Rockpool website is here: https://rockpool.life/