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Advice for parents on supporting children during the pandemic

These suggestions are suitable for EYFS/KS1/ KS2. Some of the links go up to 16 year olds for those parents with older siblings. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Chatterpack which are Well being resources for Parents to do with children when isolated at home.

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1pAJjBLvmeRa_JUpSY6ubXSSb0pmkRzYeZtFLcUbKHEjydIIxSAeMPpgM

Online Safety at Home - Resources and Support
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Action for Children: BLUES Programme –
Over six weeks in schools, the Blues Programme gives students the support they need to understand how they’re feeling. It helps them to build resilience and reduces low mood, depression and anxiety. Really importantly, it gets teenagers talking.

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people/blues-programme

Young Minds
Support for young people who may be struggling with their mental health following the pandemic. www.youngminds.co.uk

The Big White Wall
Offers 1-1 online therapy with registered & accredited counsellors and CBT therapists as well as an anonymous & stigma-free support network all for people aged 16+.

https://www.bigwhitewall.com/
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2.  Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.
Registration: not required

British Psychological Society (BPS)
Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2.  Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
Registration: not required

Children’s Commissioner
Website:https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage
Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.
Registration: not required

MindEd
Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

The Child Bereavement Network
Website:http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Registration: not required

My well-being book list is as follows:-

Well-being – books about feelings/worries/anxiety
How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? by Jayneen Sanders
KS1/FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2eLPah7fDs

The Colour Monster    Anna Llenas
KS1/FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

While we can’t hug   Eoin Mclaughlin
KS1/FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tarq5nkkGlk
KS2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

Ruby’s worry   Tom Percival
KS1/FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWS0Q5oCUNE

The huge bag of worries   Virginia Ironside
KS1/FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbcswBYnmeQ

Too many pants   Ruth Drury
KS1/FS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFXrnREQWAQ

Everybody worries
KS1/FS/KS2
https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc...

Hey Warrior by Karen Young  
The first clip is a short video explaining anxiety in a child friendly way.  The second link is the story.
KS2   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzhka72RV30
KS2   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE4_FH2ySQo

When My Worries Get Too Big by Kari Dunn Buron
KS2   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WlYQ7RMZw&t=10s


What to do when you worry too much by Dawn Huebner
KS2   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOJMPt0NVYA

Is a worry worrying you by Ferida Wolfi
KS2    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc3ioOeSHbQ

A Little Spot of Anxiety by Diane Alber
KS2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cISEuzriLI

I’m calm by Jayneen Sanders
KS1/FS https://e2epublishing.info/im-calm-uk-english-version