Dear Parents and Carers
As a ‘Healthy School’ we constantly strive to promote positive mental health and emotional well-being We help our children problem solve, develop social awareness, understand and express their feelings, build confidence and emotional resilience. Now, more than ever our mental health and emotional well-being must be a priority for both adults and children in our school community.
Below are some resources that may be useful to support your family's emotional health, as well as your own. Some resources will help to open up conversations around the range of emotions we are all feeling and give us strategies to cope. There are also resources specifically related to Coronavirus and how to support and reassure children.
As new resources become available we will add them to this section.
Free course - Understanding Your Child - access code PURPLEBIN
Using the image of a volcano to explain an outburst of anger to your child - and how a small thing can have a big impact.
YPAS are offering Incredible Years parent courses, please see leaflets for further information; families can contact YPAS to enquire on;
0151 707 1025
Healthy sleep tips for children
Help with sleep problems in young children
Steps to stop scary dreams
Help your child cope with scary dreams
Teach your chid mindfulness breathing to help ease anxiety
How to talk to your child about mental health
Mental health support for children and their families
Self care - looking after your own mental health
Dealing with loss and bereavement
Parenting through COVID 19
Resources for parents to help children develop good mental health
Talking to children about feelings
Supporting your child during the Coronavirus pandemic
Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health
Mental health and well being resources
Services provided by Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
App to promote mental fitness, relaxation and sleep
Support to think about and work towards solving emotional problems
Websites to support children
Everybody Worries - a story and drawalong by author Jon Burgerman
Ruby's Worry - a story about dealing with worries
Live lesson on hygiene and keeping safe
Dojo's learn about moods and how to feel better
Managing our emotions through mindfulness
Learn the power of positive thinking
Yoga and mindfulness
Positive background music
A wonderful short animation to try and help our little ones understand this period of social distancing. Written by Kim St. Lawrence Read by Ryan St. Lawrence (Made with Biteable.)
A short story that explains Covid-19, designed to support and reassure our children. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.
Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet
A booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home. Click on the link below to download.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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