Mental Health & Family Safety
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week - the theme is KINDNESS.
Here are some useful websites to support you.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN
COVID 19 is a difficult time for us all, and especially for our children. There is a lot of advice available online for supporting children - we've tried to find the most helpful for you.
We really recommend this website from CAMHS which contains guides for parents and links to other helpful websites. The downloads section below has other helpful documents too.
Young Minds has good information for young people and adults as well, on what to do with anxiety related to coronavirus.
Lameth Educational Psychology Services have set up a YouTube channel where they have a few short films to help parents.
Click HERE for a video on how to motivate home learners.
Click HERE for a video (in English) on how to help children manage their feelings.
Click HERE for a video (in Spanish) on how to help children manage their feelings.
MindEd provides advice and information with hints and tips for parents and carers.
And HERE is a great little picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus from the Oxford University Press.
Do check out the documents below as well.
This is the FREE telephone line for children to use to speak to a safe adult if they are worried about something and need someone to talk to.
From 9 in the morning to midnight every day.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT
We also recognise the COVID 19 lockdown can make domestic violence survivors feel unsafe isolating in a home with an abusive person, isolated from their usual support networks.
Click here for advice from Women's Aid.
REFUGE's Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
If you are concerned about ANY child's safety, please contact Lambeth Social Services on 020 7926 5555.
As always, please ensure that you regularly check on your child’s use of the internet to ensure their safety. Childnet provides very good advice on how to keep your child safe on the internet.
We also rate Think U Know - the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. They have an excellent range of resources to help you teach your child online safety at home.
See the downloads section for a helpful guide for parents to online risks and tools to protect yourself, your child and others from harm in the digital space.