Support and resources during COVID 19
Please find below some useful links for pupils, parents and carers at a time when there may be an increase in anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus.
KOOTH is a digital counselling support service which provides free, confidential and safe way for young people within Derbyshire to access online anonymous counselling and support online.
There is also friendly advice on the Child Line website.
Action For Happiness: How to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/covid-19-how-to-respond
Place2Be: Dedicated to providing mental health support and services to schools and children. Place2Be has a page on how to answer children's questions on Coronavirus: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- if you feel unwell, stay at home and don't attend work or school
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
If you are worried about your symptoms, please call 111 - do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Life is difficult for many of us right now - with uncertainty, social distancing and big challenges for our work, health and relationships. But we're facing this together, so let's stay connected and help each other. Please remember you can email / ClassDojo class teachers or ring the school to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns or would just like a chat.
We have uploaded some new resources you might find useful.
- There are 2 calendars from Action for Happiness - one is a coping calendar - 30 actions to keep calm, stay wise and be kind. Another is April's calendar, which has 30 actions (one for each day of the month) to look after ourselves and each other as we face the global crisis together.
- A file from ELSA Support called Health and Wellbeing which gives a list of advice to support our health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
- A file called Five Ways to Wellbeing during a time of social distancing. This is based on the Five Ways of Wellbeing and has been adapted to suit our current times.
- A file called Digital 5 a day. We know whilst we are off school / work we will be spending more time on technology. This document, with research conducted by the Childrens Commissioner, sets out five ways in which we can get a healthy online / offline balance to aid our mental health.