The wellbeing of pupils is very important to us at Morton Trentside. Some children may be finding this period being away from school difficult and may have many worries and questions. Below we have provided some resources that can help answer questions in a child friendly way. There are also some relaxation activities that may help calm busy minds.
If you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of your child please contact Mrs Good (covering Mrs North's maternity leave) who will be in touch and try to support you in any way that she can.
We are offering a variety of online workshops for both parents and young people over the coming months. The following workshops are being run on various dates in February and March and are being delivered via Microsoft teams. Parents/ carers and young people can book onto these via Eventbrite.
We will be releasing tickets on a monthly basis, so ask families to keep an eye out on our Eventbrite page for dates and times; all workshops are free to attend! Our Eventbrite page can be accessed via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/healthy-minds-lincolnshire-20000004846
Pre-recorded online workshops:
Just a reminder that we also have created several online recorded workshops for both young people and parents on managing worries and anxious feelings; managing angry feelings; a survival guide to change and Parents supporting children with Anxiety and SEND (to be watched prior to attending the discussion group) . These can all be accessed via our website https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/online-workshops.
Of course, as always if you have concerns about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing please visit https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/home where you can find useful information and self-help advice if you require additional support following this please contact us on the Here4You line which is operational on 01522 309120 (available Monday to Friday 09.30 – 16.30) – eligibility criteria applies.
Department of Education Guidance Guidance for parents and carers on supporting the mental health and well-being of children during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Mindfulness and relaxation Mindfulness and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety
Young Minds Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family well-being:
Place2Be Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family well-being:
How to cope being away from friends ChildLine has a dedicated section on their website that explains what Coronavirus is, what Young People can do if they are worrying about this and how to cope with being off school and away from friend
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Well-being advice for all those supporting children and young people
British Psychological Society Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about dealing with Coronavirus