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Axbridge C of E First School Academy

Coronavirus Support Resources

At this time it is more important than ever to look after ourselves, our families and each other. A lot of information and resources have been written to support us so we have tried to give you a selection to choose from here. We hope you find this page useful. However, if you don’t find what you need, or you have some information that you think would benefit others, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school via: sch.018@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Support for Parents
There are lots of useful support pages to ensure you as parents, stay healthy both physically and mentally, over the coming weeks. Here is a selection:


https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mindmatters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

 https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mindmatters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

 https://www.mind.org.hk/wpcontent/uploads/2020/02/ResponseCoronavirusENG6
.2.2020-.pdf

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-andpublications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-
resource-center

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapseb74fb 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

 


More information on how to help your child cope with stress during this outbreak

 

 

Advice on talking to your child about Coronavirus

 

 

 

Click here for contact information for Childline

Support for Children
Children are also struggling to understand what is going on at this time and how they can help to prevent the spread of this virus.

Here is a selection of child friendly resources.
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/freeresources/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51896156

 

Children's Commissioner advice:   https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

 

Coronavirus story for children: https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf

 

Someone I know has corona virus

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/someone-i-know-has-coronavirus-story/

 

Children's fact sheet about Coronavirus

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.royalfree.nhs.uk/Childrens_Coronavirus_Fact_Sheet_-National.pdf

 

Mindup website: https://mindup.org.uk/families/

 

Childline Calm Zone: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

 

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Mental Health Organisation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news

 

Mindfulness- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

 

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

Click here for a child friendly story to explain about the Coronavirus

Click here for a story about social contact

 

Click here for a story about being at home

 

Click here for free Coronavirus Children’s Book

Child friendly workbook to learn about the virus

Click here to watch a child friendly video explaining about the Coronavirus.

Small Paul

A lovely story to share

 

 

Click here to read 'Lucy's in Lockdown', an quick story exploring the different moods you may feel during the Coronavirus.

Click here to read some useful advice and links for children who may be transitioning to a new school.

 

EXPLAINING CORONAVIRUS TO CHILDREN
Trying to explain to children the current situation can be difficult. Here are a few links to support you with those difficult conversations:

https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-childrenabout-coronavirus/

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/yourfeelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-theworld/coronavirus/

CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Children with additional needs will find the lack of normal routines and current changes very difficult to understand. Here are a few links to help you and them understand these uncertain times.

http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1143/Supporting%20Children%20with%20LD%20%26%20ASD%20with%20COVID%20Isolation.pdf

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-resource-center

Click here for information on supporting children with ASC during Covid-19 isolation

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
Child Mind Institute Inc: https://childmind.org

Save the Children: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/coronavirus-outbreak/resources

Change for Life Activities: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

ONLINE SAFETY

Children will probably be spending more time online than usual. These resources will help support parents and carers in keeping children safe.