Wellbeing - Physical and Mental
We know it is important to look after our bodies and minds. These are some useful links to help.
Sources of support
General – for parents
UK Mental Health Charity with information and an online mutual support community
General – for young people
Telephone: 0808 802 6666
Text message: 07537 404 282
The FamilyLine service supports people who are dealing with family pressures in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.
Family Lives (previously Parentline)
Call: 0808 800 2222
Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). For emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
Single Parent Helpline: 0808 802 0925
One Parent Families/Gingerbread is the leading national charity working to help lone parents and their children.
Call: 0300 123 7015
Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to supporting kinship carers - grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren't able to live with their parents.
Helpful resources for talking to children about Coronavirus
https://www.mindheart.co/descargables scroll to find the English pdf version of a short book about Coronavirus for children
Worried about coronavirus? Here's what you need to know...
A comic for kids - explaining coronavirus
Drs Chris and Xand explain what’s happening
Resources for children and young people with additional needs:
https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus -contains a link to the most up to date version of their “Easy Read” for young people and adults with learning difficulties