Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important whilst spending extended periods of time at home. We are aware of how difficult 2020 has been for us all, so far. We appreciate that whilst we have good days, we are all bound to have down days too.

Your child may also feel scared, frustrated or lonely. They may be worried or concerned about their health and that of those close to them. Encouraging your child to talk about their feelings and ask questions, will go a long way in supporting their mental health and well-being. Remember this situation is temporary and will pass. Staying at home may be difficult and seem never ending, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

In addition to our Home Learning Resources we have collected resources and advice to support you and your family’s mental health and well-being. We hope you find them useful in these strange and testing times.

Netmums Parenting Course

Designed by UK charity, Family Links, this course guides you through different topics, helping you to become a more confident parent within weeks.

Daily Routine

Here is a video from EEF that can help you and your children set healthy daily routines for mind and body.

NY Helpline

The North Yorkshire Mental Health helpline 0800 561 0076 is open week-nights from 5:30pm to 8:30am and for 24 hours over weekends from 4:30pm on Fridays.

Look After Yourself

This is an easy-to-read self help guide suitable for those with learning difficulties.

NHS ONE-YOU

The NHS provide online help and support via their ONE-YOU programme.

CAHMS

CAHMS have rich collection of resources and sources of help.

Young Minds

Visit this site if a young person you know is struggling with self-isolation and the impact of coronavirus.

Compass Buzz

Compass BUZZ are passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of children in schools across North Yorkshire.

Government Guidance

The UK Government has published this guidance for parents and carers.

Stress

This document from the WHO gives some simple, clear advice on how to cope with stress in insolation.